A social enterprise supported by the University of Northampton has won a contract to deliver patient, health and social care support in Rutland.
Connected Together Community Interest Company (CTCIC), who also manage Healthwatch Northamptonshire, was formally awarded a contract to deliver Healthwatch Rutland Services by Rutland County Council.
Healthwatch works to help people get the best out of their health and social care services by representing their views and feeding these back to commissioners and service providers at a local and national level.
The ultimate aim of Healthwatch is to support the public to influence how health and social care services are delivered.
CTCIC has a wider remit, supporting community engagement and creating and delivering income generating projects to meet local need.
Kate Holt, CEO of CTCIC said: “It’s fabulous news that we have been awarded the contract for Healthwatch Rutland services. Supporting them and Healthwatch Northamptonshire means we can share expertise and knowledge across borders and give the public the best service possible in getting their voices heard in health and social care. Our partnership with the University of Northampton also provides us with important support to ensure we meet the most current industry standard policies and best practice requirements in areas such as Health and Safety”.
Rutland County Council’s Head of Commissioning, Karen Kibblewhite said: “We are really pleased to have an experienced provider helping us to continue our great Healthwatch services in Rutland. One of the benefits of having CTCIC on board was the wider support and the added value that their partnership with the University of Northampton brings to the contract.”
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To find out about volunteering for Healthwatch Rutland, or for more information about the services they provide, see their website.