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Southend District Pensioners invitation...

Healthwatch Southend were invited to the Southend District Pensioners Club at the Balmoral Centre Southend on Wednesday 16th February 2022 to chat about the work we do and listen to local people share their experiences about health and social care.

Our Engagement Officer, Jean, gave a power point presentation outlining the work we do with residents – providing advice, signposting and advocacy for residents in Southend who use health and social care services. There were some very good questions and interesting comments from members. We thank the committee and participants who made us very welcome.

Some of the topics covered included:

  • Lack of parental engagement in changes to transport to/from St Christopher’s School

  • Covid-19 testing for people with disabilities

  • Attitudes amongst GP reception staff

  • Serious concerns about housing growth and impact on NHS provision; how are we involved in planning of new facilities eg in Victoria Centre?

If you are part of a group in Southend, and would like Healthwatch Southend to come along and tell you about our service, please get in touch with Jean Broadbent, Engagement Officer - 01702 416320 or

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