Healthwatch Richmond was shortlisted under the COVID-19 response category in the Healthwatch Awards 2021, which are run by Healthwatch England.
This annual event celebrates the difference Healthwatch’s 4,000 plus staff and volunteers across England have made over the past year. Healthwatch Richmond is one of only 30 local Healthwatch out of a total of 152 across England to be in the running for one of the awards.
We will find out whether its award bid has been successful during Healthwatch Week, which runs from Tuesday 9 November 2021.
In addition, in response to the pandemic we have also been carrying out DBS checks for local community groups, keeping residents informed of any restrictions and changes through communications and social media, and running several engagement events, most recently an event celebrating Black History Month in Richmond.