Exploring community governance in the age of
Localism & the Health & Social Care Act
28th January 2012, Action Stations, Historic Dockyard, Portsmouth,
10.00am to 1pm
Hosted by the Healthwatch Development Partnership
A session to engage with our potential partners, Healthwatch members and interested others in order to explore the boundaries, roles and responsibilities of volunteering and governance roles at the local level.
The first half of the event is intended to provide snapshots of governance from the perspective of existing health & social care organisations within the city and the second half an interactive session to help develop and test potential governance models for Healthwatch Portsmouth.
Key questions include:
- How do we balance keeping a check with keeping a voice?
- How can volunteers effectively exercise their new community rights?
- How loose can the red tape get?
- How do we balance door-step issues with city wide priorities?
The first half of the session will comprise snapshots of governance from organisations within the city and the second half will be an interactive exercise to test potential governance models for Healthwatch Portsmouth.