Become a member

An opportunity to shape local health and care services

Our small but mighty local network enables us to raise awareness of our work so that we can identify opportunities for improvement in the provision and delivery of local health and social care services.

Members of Healthwatch Central West London include individual residents, patients, carers, community leaders, health professionals, as well as grassroots organisations who all share one thing in common: to ensure that publicly funded services have local people at the heart of how they are shaped.

Could your knowledge and expertise support your local community?

People and organisations who join as members offer a range of expertise that helps us to facilitate communication between service providers, users, and decision-makers that can influence positive changes in health and social care service provision.  Many of our members join our Local Committee meetings and contribute ideas that help to shape our work. 

Why Join?

Healthwatch Central West London membership will give you the opportunity to have your say, make connections, access training and get involved in conversations about health and social care in your area.
Anyone who lives, works or uses health and social care services in Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster can become a member.

The benefits of Joining

  • Be part of your local committee
  • Regular e-bulletins and our bi-monthly
    e-newsletter
  • Invitation to our events and networking opportunities
  • Be invited to take part in our consultations, surveys, focus groups and forums
  • Help us set our project priorities

 

  • Be the first to hear about volunteering and training opportunities
  • Support and access to leadership training
  • Opportunity to elect Healthwatch representatives

Membership is completely free and you can join as an individual or as an organisation.

  • Please select with Borough you live in
  • Enter your organisation name if registering on behalf of an organisation
  • By signing up to our mailing list, you will receive email updates from us about our work, events we are holding, opportunities to be involved and other relevant information. You will also receive information on community, NHS, or local authority events, consultations, or news, and other information that is related to health and social care, both locally and nationally.
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About your Local Committee

One of the other things about being a member is that you get to vote on people who put themselves forward to be part of a Local Committee, or you can even nominate yourself for this role.

What is a local Committee and why get involved?

Introduced by the Local Government Act 2000, a local committee is the most common form of governance. At Healthwatch Central West London we have two local committees that represent the boroughs we work in:

  • Kensington & Chelsea
  • Westminster

The local committees are a key aspect of our governance structure and ensure that Healthwatch represents the views and experiences of local people. They provide the link between local people, community members, and our board. The meetings also ensure that Healthwatch is responsive to local issues and that our work plan is co-produced.

If you would like to see the minutes from a  previous meeting to see what was discussed, please put in a request by emailing us at info@healthwatchcentralwestlondon.org