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Spending the Wandsworth Local Fund - Your Opinion Counts

The Wandsworth Local Fund (WLF) is a charge the council issues on liable developments to fund community and social infrastructure needed to support growth within the borough. To date over £7.2 million has been invested in projects to benefit the community.

A key purpose of the WLF is to address the demands that development places on an area, and this requires significant investment. 

In 2014 Wandsworth residents were asked what their priorities were for their local area, and the feedback was used as a guide when funding schemes and projects. To date, the Wandsworth Local Fund has been used to finance a variety of schemes, including upgraded play areas or streetscape improvements, and other social infrastructure like the provision of community facilities.

The attached report contains examples of some of the projects that have been funded in Wandsworth, and some of the projects that are coming up soon.

A consultation was recently launched to find out what Wandsworth residents would like the money to be spent on over the next 5 years. 

The documents below provide more information on the WLF and how you can help influence how that money is spent locally.

The consultation will close on the 30th June.

Wandsworth Local Fund Brochure


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HEALTHWATCH WANDSWORTH ASSEMBLY

Healthwatch Wandsworth's regular Assembly and Voluntary Sector meetings give local people an opportunity to discuss health and social care topics that are of concern to them. 
We also look at services that are doing excellent work in the community.

Assembly meeting was held on:

Wednesday 23rd May 2018

Venue:

St George's Hospital, Hyde Park Room, Lanesborough Wing, 1st Floor

We'll be looking at how we can tackle inequalities in health care as a collective, and will be highlighting those groups that are most vulnerable when it comes to receiving adequate health and support.

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HEALTHWATCH WANDSWORTH ASSEMBLY

Held on:

Wednesday 27th of September in the main hall at Balham Library (16 Ramsden Rd, SW12 8QY).

We'll be taking a look at gaining control over our own health via self-management and will reveal some of the courses available in Wandsworth that can help us with this. Also, if you've ever left your GP surgery feeling dissatisfied and bamboozled, then this Assembly is for you as we examine how to get the most from our GP appointments.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided, but if you have any other special requirements please get in touch and we'll do our best to accommodate you.

To book a place, email enquiries@healthwatchwandsworth.co.uk or call 020 8516 7767. All are welcome.

6th December 2017, 10:15am – 2:50pm (including lunch)

St Mary's Church, Putney Bridge Approach, London, SW15 2JQ

Agenda: Click Here

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Healthwatch Wandsworth Assembly – 8th February 2017

Our public Assembly was held on Wednesday the 8th February at the Yvonne Carr Centre in Battersea, four members of the Healthwatch Executive Board were elected, with two new members joining the Board for the first time. The Executive Board plays a role in ensuring good governance and clear strategic planning for Healthwatch Wandsworth’s projects.

We listened to a presentation about a new way of working for the NHS - MCPs, or Multispecialty Community Providers. NHS services will be working with the Battersea Community Interest Company (CIC) GP Federation, which is now responsible for co-ordinating out of hospital care in our borough. Their focus will be ensuring health and care professionals work together in a co-ordinated way to achieve better care at home and in the community, across a variety of services. Battersea CIC has also appointed a Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) Lead who plans to engage and communicate with patients in different ways to make sure that services meet their needs.

Presentations from the Healthwatch Wandsworth Assembly meeting held on 8th February 2017:

Multispecialty Community Providers Presentation - Vision and Next Steps

Multispecialty Community Provider Presentation - Questions and Answers

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Healthwatch will give people a powerful voice locally and nationally. At a local level, local Healthwatch will work to help local people get the best out of their local health and social care services. Whether it's improving them today or helping to shape them for tomorrow. Local Healthwatch is all about local voices being able to influence the delivery and design of local services. Not just people who use them, but anyone who might need to in future.

What is Healthwatch?

Healthwatch is the new independent consumer champion created to gather and represent the views of the public. Healthwatch will play a role at both national and local level and will make sure that the views of the public and people who use services are taken into accou
nt.

What we do

Healthwatch Wandsworth represent the views of people who use services, carers and the public on the Health and Wellbeing boards set up by local authorities - provide a health and social care information and signposting service from 2013 to support people who make a complaint about services - report concerns about the quality of health care to Healthwatch England, which can then recommend that the Care Quality Commission take action


to find out more visit the Healthwatch website http://www.healthwatchwandsworth.co.uk 


   

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