Professionals and Practitioners

Service user involvement

Ensuring feedback from service users and carers is at the heart of service development is a key issue for adult Services.

Sounding Board

As part of our work to improve service user involvement in the department, Adult Services is working with Action Hampshire to establish a “citizen panel” of service users, carers, and community organisations. The panel is open to people who access care and support, carers, and people who may require support in future. There are also a number of places for user-led organisations and other groups offering a service user or carer perspective.

Participants will receive 3 surveys per year designed to gather input from communities that will help guide departmental thinking before decisions are made. This could include topics such as care at home, access to information in the community or the future funding of social care.

Currently, we are recruiting participants. Hampshire County Council Adult Services and Action Hampshire are keen to hear views from people with a wide range of impairments and social care needs, as well as from a diverse range of backgrounds.

If you, or your organisation, would like to take part you can find details of how to apply on the Action Hampshire website

Community Mixer – June 2014

The Community Mixer event aimed to bring together diverse community organisations to build networks between groups and to explore options on one of the key issues facing community groups in current times – access to funding.

If there is something that you would like to see on these pages please contact ed.walton@hants.gov.uk