Annual Report 2020/2021
For the 2020 / 2021 working year it has been an extremely challenging for us all, but I firmly believe we have successfully delivered our statutory duties by learning to adapt our work when faced with the Covid19 pandemic.
On a positive note, we have continued to engage with residents and our volunteer steering group digitally. Learning throughout the year has confirmed our belief that isolation needs to be highlighted as a priority as is engaging with those who are digitally excluded. We even managed to fit in a regional consultation to gauge public opinion regarding NHS Clinical research.
We were still able to celebrate ‘World Mental Health’ day by collaborating with a host of partners through a very successful drop-in event and this enabled us to engage with residents we previously may not have reached. This work was complemented by a refresh of our dedicated ‘Mental Health’ leaflet in partnership
with service providers across the town.
The Volunteer Steering Group remained active utilising weekly on-line meetings to carry out prodigious amounts of work and increase their own learning by welcoming guest speakers across the spectrum of Health & Social Care. I can absolutely confirm that apart from living within a pandemic, our work continues exactly as before.
Healthwatch Hartlepool would be nothing without our volunteers. We couldn`t carry out the much-needed work without them, thank you. Their task over the next year will be to monitor our very different work programme.
And so, without any further ado, please find below Healthwatch Hartlepool's Annual Report for 2020 / 2021, along with our older annual reports for reference.
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