Proposed change to Healthwatch provision in North Somerset

Our current arrangement with Healthwatch North Somerset will come to an end in March 2019, at which point we will need to seek a new agreement. We are proposing to deliver Healthwatch services in partnership with Bristol and South Gloucestershire. 

We are keen to understand what you think about the proposed changes to how the service is provided, so please answer this questionnaire

All materials here are designed to be accessible, if you need them to be in another format please contact Heather Whittle by phone on 01275 885318  or by email.



Thank you for taking the time to respond to this survey. Please return this survey or any comments before 31 October 2018 by post to:

Town Hall, Walliscote Grove Road, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1UJ.

Any personal information that you have supplied will be held by South Gloucestershire Council in accordance with the Data Protection Act. This information will only be used as part of this exercise and personal information will not be published or passed onto any other organisation.



  • Opened
    21 Nov 2018 at 12:00
  • Closed
    21 Feb 2019 at 12:00
  • Response Published
    20 Mar 2019


Organisational Information

Contact Name Mike Newman
Job title Strategy & Policy Development Manager
Contact Email
Contact Telephone 01275 884663

Project Information

Aim of this consultation Due to increasing demands on North Somerset Council budgets, from April 2019 the Council is proposing to reduce Healthwatch North Somerset funding by approximately 55% and potentially commission the service in partnership with Bristol City Council, and South Gloucestershire Council. This proposal is being considered as there is potential to prevent funding reductions to other services where a greater negative impact on individuals may be experienced.
Close Date 21 Feb 2019 12:00
Consultation Topic
  • Community - neighbourhoods, equalities, youth offending and registrar
  • Social care - families, addictions, adoption and domestic abuse
  • Your council - councillors and committees, council tax or strategies
Context for this consultation To help us understand the potential impact of these proposed changes, and if they would provide the best outcome for our residents, please complete our short survey by the 31 Oct 2018