Regional Voices survey launched to see how voluntary sector is engaging with health and wellbeing boards.

Regional Voices has launched its second survey that asks the voluntary sector about engagement with health and wellbeing boards- what is working well, what could work better and what support would help.  Results are being used to influence policy makers, develop support mechanisms and share interesting practice [link to results from first survey].  The survey is aimed at each of:

  • voluntary sector representatives on health and wellbeing boards
  • Healthwatch representatives on health and wellbeing boards
  • the wider voluntary sector

It asks about routes into the health and wellbeing board- how the voluntary sector is able to influence the joint strategic needs assessment, the health and wellbeing strategy and local commissioning.  We hope to capture how engagement with the boards is changing over time.

Take the survey about engagement between the voluntary sector and health and wellbeing board in your area. The survey should take 10-15 minutes to fill in (depending on how much you would like to say). Closing date for the survey will be 10am on 6 March.

Further surveys will be taken throughout the duration of this two year project, to enable us to tailor support and be well informed when talking to policy makers. The more people who respond to this survey, the better we will be able to influence policy makers and the more tailored the support programme for the voluntary sector can be, so please circulate this survey around your networks.

This survey is part of a Department of Health funded project which aims to support voluntary sector influence on health and wellbeing boards- a critical new body in the health and social care landscape.  To find out more about this project and to get involved you can read more on Supporting Influence on Health and Wellbeing Boards Project.