Healthwatch Central West London is maintained by a small but dedicated staff team.
Oliva leads the team and is accountable to the Board for the overall performance of Healthwatch Central West London.
Experience of the voluntary and community sector and local authority has helped to develop her focus on the challenges of social and economic disadvantage.
Non-executive Director roles with Dudley and Walsall Mental Health NHS Trust and Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust has developed her understanding of the challenges of NHS provision.
Carena is our programme manager, having previously worked as the engagement lead for Westminster.
Carena has a background in public policy and has also worked with community groups to improve access to mental health support for people from disadvantaged communities.
Hammersmith & Fulham Engagement Lead
Eva works across Hammersmith and Fulham as the Engagement Lead.
Her role involves listening to people’s experiences of using heath or social care services in the Borough and ensuring that their voice can influence key decision makers.
She comes from a mixed background with skills in community organising and group facilitation, and strongly believes that people should be actively and collectively involved in the design and delivery of the services they receive.
If you live or work in Hammersmith & Fulham, get in touch.
Kensington & Chelsea Engagement Lead
Westminster Engagement Lead
Godwyns has a wide-ranging experience in the charity sector with interest in patients’ and service users’ involvement, social justice and inclusion. He has run various patients’ groups, served on a specialised commissioning group, and worked as a development worker (training and advise) in a CVS.
Godwyns enjoys working with communities to support commissioners and providers create better services that meet real needs. He hopes to bring these skills to strengthen the work already done in Westminster.
In his spare time, Godwyns is a poet, teaches young people at a Church of England parish and campaigns on Human Rights and LGBTI issues
Volunteer and Engagement Officer
Zivile joined the team in October 2017. She works across three boroughs as a Volunteering and Engagement Officer. Zivile’s background is in volunteer management. In her most recent role she worked in a children’s hospice.
Patient Participation Group Coordinator (West London CCG)
Odeta supports West London Clinical Commissioning Group GP practices and their Patient Participation Groups with developing effective and sustainable PPGs.
Odeta offers training to staff teams and PPG members, practical support for developing PPG publicity, runs workshops and facilitates the PPG local network.
If you live in the borough and want to know more about PPGs get in touch!
Dignity Champion Coordinator
Rachel joined the team in October 2017. Her role is to train, support and coordinate Dignity Champion volunteers to deliver projects in the local community such as visits to health and social care settings.
Rachel’s background is in the public sector and community development.
Project and Communications Officer
Flora joined Healthwatch in December 2016. As communications officer, she manages our website, social media and database, and also designs the Healthwatch marketing materials.
She also supports the team’s engagement work by organising Healthwatch events and overseeing small projects, such as our work around accessing advocacy.
Tsveta joined the Healthwatch Central West London team in January as our Administrator.
Her role is to support the team day-to-day, by overseeing all admin, finance, HR, and general running of the office.
She even buys the flowers when there is a special occasion.
Tsveta has previously worked for the Department of Education and most recently, Hestia Housing & Support.