Healthwatch Essex is an independent voice for the people of Essex. We gather and represent your views about health and care services in the county to help improve them.

Good or bad, we’d like to hear your views on the care you receive in Essex. We undertake high-quality academic research and public engagement to uncover your lived experience of services.

We also help people to find out about, access and navigate health and social care services through our Information Service.  You can share your experience or ask questions by calling us on 0300 500 1895

Would you like to get involved?

Our volunteers, known as Ambassadors, are our ‘eyes and ears’ in communities across Essex. If you’d like to help us gather people's lived experience of services, sign up to become an Ambassador.

If you’d like regular updates about our work and how you can get involved, join us as a member.

Latest news...

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27th November

Brentwood Leisure Trust today announced their new inclusive sport and fitness programme, which promotes equal access to their facilities for all members of society, regardless of age, ability, gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality, religion, beliefs or social and economic status.

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23rd November

A major report on young people’s experiences of mental health services was published this week by the Youth Select Committee, and Healthwatch Essex was proud to be involved.

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20th November

Healthwatch Essex would like to hear your views on Carer Assessments. The Care Act 2014, which came into effect in April 2015, strengthened the rights and recognition of carers in the social care system. It entitles carers to an assessment of their needs regardless of their finances or level of need.