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To empower people and communities to improve health and social care services together

How Healthwatch Sunderland will work

  • It will develop & build on relationships with local voluntary and community groups, networks and organisations
  • It will use these networks of members, partners and supporters to share information about Healthwatch and to find out what matters most to people living and working in Sunderland
  • It will ask local partners with the right skills, knowledge and experience to help it find out what people want from their health and social care services now, and in the future
  • It will ensure it builds on the important legacy of Sunderland LINk and national good practice
  • It will respects and promote volunteer involvement in clearly defined roles
  • It will be representative of, and accountable to, the communities it serves and will champion those communities in Sunderland who are most vulnerable and hardest to reach
  • It will build and sustain positive relationships with all of its members, partners and supporters
  • It will be expert, skilled and evidence based in its approach to its work.