Evolving Communities and Healthwatch Gloucestershire are working in partnership to learn more about the experiences of people who access mental health support through the A&E departments at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital and Cheltenham General Hospital.
Help develop the care and support services for patients living with life-limiting illness, their families and carers. Voluntary panel members will be able to share their views from the comfort of their own home by completing one or two online surveys and possibly a telephone interview each year.
Our vision is for everyone to have a voice in influencing positive change in their health and care.
Evolving Communities provides a professional consultancy service specialising in research, evaluation and public engagement. We help local people and organisations shape the way health and care services are run in their communities. We are an independent community interest company which also supports the work of several Healthwatch organisations in the South West
“It was a pleasure working with the team at Evolving Communities.”
Dan Harbour, Managing Director at Beacon Continuing Healthcare
“Evolving Communities involved residents in exploring local views on the barriers and enablers to eating well in Podsmead. We were really impressed with the robust and inclusive approach to this research and with the quality and accessibility of the final report.”
Sue Weaver, Lead Commissioner (Health Improvement) Gloucestershire County Council
National research launched on mental health statistics
Working through research consultancy Evolving Communities, the Office for Statistics Regulation is carrying out a review of the mental health statistics that it regulates and wants to find out if UK statistics are providing the right information to support professionals in their work. Read more….
“When we decided to set up a User Advisory Group, we approached Evolving Communities because of their expertise in bringing independent scrutiny to health and social care services.”
Stephen Dale, Head of Community Partnerships, Dorothy House Hospice Care