We work across the following counties and districts:
- Cambridge City
- East Cambridgeshire
- South Cambridgeshire
- East Northamptonshire
- North East Hertfordshire
The main organisations and groups with which we work are as follows:
Health and Wellbeing Boards
Each Health and Wellbeing Board is a group of key leaders representing health and care organisations who come together to improve the health and wellbeing of their local population. Board members work together to understand what their local communities need from health and care services, agree priorities and encourage the people who buy local health and care services (commissioners) to work in a more united way.
County and City Councils' Health Overview and Scrutiny Committees
Each County and City Council has an Adults Health and Wellbeing Overview and Scrutiny Committee. They are made up of elected councillors. Their aim is to make sure that local health services and social care services meet the needs of people in their area. Their role is to scrutinise any NHS funded service and any provider of NHS services.
Healthwatch Cambridgeshire and Healthwatch Peterborough
Healthwatch is the consumer champion, set up to make sure that the views and experiences of people who use health and social care services are heard and taken seriously at a local and national level.
Healthwatch Cambridgeshire and Healthwatch Peterborough are the consumer voice for the people of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. They are two separate independent, local organisations which help to shape and improve local health and social care services.
Healthwatch Cambridgeshire and Healthwatch Peterborough work together and share information on local care issues so, for example, if you live in Cambridgeshire and receive care in Peterborough you can contact either Local Healthwatch to raise your concerns. They:
- want to ensure that all citizens have a greater say in how local health and social care services are run, and will argue for the interests of all those who use them.
- actively seek the views of all sections of the community and engage local volunteers in a variety of ways.
Healthwatch England works at national level, taking evidence from local Healthwatch organisations and other partners to create a strong picture of what matters to consumers up and down the country. They use this evidence to influence national decision making.
Find out more:
Maple Centre, 6 Oak Drive, Huntingdon PE29 7HN
Tel: 01480 420628
On Twitter: HW_Cambs
On Facebook: Healthwatch Cambridgeshire
For local information and events visit www.healthwatchcambridgeshire.co.uk
16-17 St Mark's Street, Peterborough PE1 2TU
Tel: 03451 20 20 64 (local rate)
On Twitter: HWPeterborough
On Facebook: Healthwatch Peterborough
For local information and events visit www.healthwatchpeterborough.co.uk
Local Health Partnerships
In addition to countywide Health and Wellbeing Boards there are Local Health Partnership Boards; also known as Local Health and Wellbeing Partnerships and Local Health and Wellbeing Boards. These are local versions of the countywide Health and Wellbeing Boards, which look at and meet the specific needs of the local community, ensuring that local information is fed back to the countywide Health and Wellbeing Board. These work across the districts of Cambridge City, Fenland, Huntingdonshire, East Cambridgeshire, South Cambridgeshire, East Northamptonshire and North East Hertfordshire.
Community Safety Partnerships
Across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough there are six Community Safety Partnerships (CSPs), each of which is aligned to one of the District Councils in Cambridgeshire or to Peterborough City Council. They are statutory partnerships which have representation from the six responsible authorities as follows:
- Police authorities
- Local authorities
- Fire and rescue services
- Probation trust
The six responsible authorities meet to review the pattern and extent of crime and disorder in their local area. They collaborate to produce strategies for tackling any issues, to reduce crime and the fear of crime in their respective areas.
Follow the links below for further information about Community Safety Partnerships in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough: