Alex Hawkins

Healthwatch East Sussex have published their 2023-24 Annual Report ‘The value of listening’. It highlights how Healthwatch East Sussex have listened to the voices of the public, patients and partners and used people’s feedback, experiences and preferences to help shape health and social care in East Sussex, and across Sussex. Healthwatch have undertaken a range

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Building Better Health and Care 18th July 2024 The View Hotel Eastbourne Join Healthwatch East Sussex at their 2024 Annual Event to hear about their work, to share your experiences and to guide the future of local services. With local peoples feedback, Healthwatch will continue to champion patient voice and help improve health and social care

Contact the VCSE Alliance:  We are keen to hear about your VCSE organisation and any future events or announcements. To submit an item  in future editions or for further information about the Alliance, please contact: esvcsealliance@escv.org.uk

The East Sussex VCSE Alliance are excited to announce the launch of their new website www.esvcsealliance.org.uk.    The new Alliance website makes it quicker and easier than ever to keep up with the work of the Alliance including the latest news and information as well as updates on their work including position papers. Anna McCollin-Moore

Contact the VCSE Alliance:  We are keen to hear about your VCSE organisation and any future events or announcements. To submit an item  in future editions or for further information about the Alliance, please contact: esvcsealliance@escv.org.uk

We are pleased to announce that we have been awarded Investing in Volunteers. East Sussex Community Voice is proud to be an organisation that values it’s volunteers. Our volunteers are an integral part of what we do, they are the voices of our communities and ensure the public voices are heard and listened to. Over

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On the 5th March, our Executive Director, Veronica Kirwan and Communications Officer, Alexandra Hawkins presented the Healthwatch East Sussex 2023 Rye Listening Tour Report at the East Sussex Health and Wellbeing Board. This was an opportunity to share what residents of Rye and the surrounding villages told us during the Listening Tour with local health and care decision

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Contact the VCSE Alliance:  We are keen to hear about your VCSE organisation and any future events or announcements. To submit an item  in future editions or for further information about the Alliance, please contact: esvcsealliance@escv.org.uk

East Sussex Community Voice are pleased to invite you to our Forging Links event where we will be showcasing a steel sculpture designed by a group of local young travellers and created by a local blacksmith.   The young people hope this event will bring together the local community to better understand the lives of

Healthwatch East Sussex, the local independent health and care watchdog, has launched a survey to capture people’s recent experiences of using the new Bexhill Diagnostic Centre. TAKE THE SURVEY HERE: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/BexhillDiagnosticCentreSurvey Healthwatch is particularly keen to hear: – How people are referred to this service – How they travel to the centre – People’s experiences

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East Sussex Community Voice is currently supporting four community organisations who have received grant funding for diabetes projects as part of an NHS grant programme. In November 2023, we held a project training and networking day for representatives from each project. The day included training from Diabetes UK as well as an opportunity for projects

Do you want to make a difference? NHS Sussex are looking to recruit volunteers from a diverse range of backgrounds to support them to put people and communities at the heart of NHS Services.   There are two types of volunteer roles available and you can give as much or as little time as you have available.

On Wednesday the 8th November, the East Sussex VCSE Alliance held their 2023 Annual Conference at The View Hotel in Eastbourne. The conference built on the Alliance’s principle of generous leadership; exploring how we can reach out to smaller grassroot organisations and work together across the sector. The discussions and learning that took place were

As we head into the colder months, we know many residents will be worrying about staying warm at home. Rises in energy prices are a big concern, especially for those who already find it hard to heat their home and are on a low income. The cold is not just uncomfortable but can be dangerous

Published in November 2023, In line with our annual conference, the East Sussex VCSE Alliance are pleased to share ‘Our Journey So Far’; a reflection on the work that has taken place since we formed in 2021. The document provides an introduction to The Alliance, who we are, our purpose and vision. It highlights the

Here at East Sussex Community Voice we deliver Healthwatch East Sussex. Healthwatch share insight on health and care issues based on what they hear from the public and patients. Their reports include key findings on the themes people have fed back on, as well as recommendations to support decision-makers to develop and improve services. Their

Healthwatch East Sussex (HWES), the local independent health and care watchdog, has launched a survey to capture East Sussex residents’ experiences of accessing help or advice about an ear wax problem.  Healthwatch is particularly keen to hear:   – Which services you accessed   – What advice you were given   – Any treatment you received  The survey

Last year Healthwatch East Sussex hosted the Eastbourne Listening Tour between the 15th and the 30th of October 2022. During the tour Healthwatch gathered the views and experiences of Eastbourne residents to help decision makers improve local health and care services. You can read our reports from the Eastbourne Listening Tour and the recommendations made as a

On Wednesday 8th November we will be holding the 2nd annual East Sussex VCSE Conference at the View Hotel Eastbourne. The East Sussex VCSE Alliance is made up of 20 of the county’s VCSE organisations who have come together to promote the importance of the VCSE sector and increase our influence and trust amongst partners.

On Wednesday the 8th November, the East Sussex VCSE Alliance will be holding their 2023 Annual Conference at The View Hotel in Eastbourne. The event is open to the public, community groups and local organisations, so do come along and contribute your views and experiences to the discussions. Please add the date to your diary,

On the 13th July 2023, Healthwatch East Sussex Hosted its 2023 Annual Event, at The View Hotel, Eastbourne. It was great to see so many people in attendance. We were joined by members of the public and our colleagues from statutory and voluntary organisations. Many thanks to all those who attended, and we hope that

From Monday 10th to the 24th September, Healthwatch East Sussex will be conducting their Listening Tour, a two-week programme of activity across Rye and the surrounding villages to talk to local people about their views and experiences of health and social care services. They will be using a wide range of engagement activities to understand people’s experiences and views on health

‘What Matters To You: care, support and independence for adults in East Sussex’ is the brand new adult social care strategy for the county. The title reflects the approach taken to developing the strategy: asking people who need care and support, their carers and families, what was important to them. Mark Stainton, Director of Adult

This week (1-7 June) is Volunteers Week, a national opportunity to recognise the incredible contribution volunteers make across our communities and to say thank you. We would like to take this opportunity to recognise the fantastic contribution our incredible volunteers make. From observations and conversations our volunteers have gathered feedback and insight that have helped to

Contact the VCSE Alliance:  We are keen to hear about your VCSE organisation and any future events or announcements. To submit an item  in future editions or for further information about the Alliance, please contact: Anna McCollin-Moore, East Sussex VCSE Alliance Development Officer: anna.mccollin-moore@escv.org.uk

Contact the VCSE Alliance:  We are keen to hear about your VCSE organisation and any future events or announcements. To submit an item  in future editions or for further information about the Alliance, please contact: Anna McCollin-Moore, East Sussex VCSE Alliance Development Officer: anna.mccollin-moore@escv.org.uk

East Sussex Community Voice (ESCV) has recruited two new senior staff to help deliver our programmes and projects. Veronica Kirwan joins ESCV as Executive Director on 20th February from Peabody, a large housing association based in London. Veronica is excited at the challenge of her new leadership role adding “I am delighted to be joining East Sussex Community Voice. In these

The second commissioning workshop was held with VCSE Alliance members and statutory commissioners in November 2022. It focussed on Service Monitoring – how to achieve a more proportionate and co-productive approach. Workshop objectives Key messages A Commissioning Academy for East Sussex- what might it look like, how do we begin to develop it? Further details about

Voluntary and community groups, as well as statutory partners from across East Sussex came together for the East Sussex VCSE Alliance annual conference –  ‘Maps and Dreams, Preparing for Tomorrow’ in April 2022.  The event looked at how we can build a more resilient voluntary, community and social enterprise sector in East Sussex.  Fifty people,

Contact the VCSE Alliance:  We are keen to hear about your VCSE organisation and any future events or announcements. To submit an item  in future editions or for further information about the Alliance, please contact: Anna McCollin-Moore, East Sussex VCSE Alliance Development Officer: anna.mccollin-moore@escv.org.uk

East Sussex VCSE Alliance members and statutory commissioners met in March 2022 to discuss how commissioning can work more effectively and collaboratively with the VCSE, using the example of tackling health inequality.  Workshop objectives Key messages  Further details about the workshop can be found in the report by clicking the button below. A second workshop is planned in November