Your local team serving Healthwatch in Cheshire West.
Louise Barry - Chief Executive Officer
Louise is the Chief Executive Officer of Healthwatch Cheshire West and Healthwatch Cheshire East.
Rachel Cornes - Service Lead
Rachel joined Healthwatch Cheshire as Service Lead in June 2017. Her main responsibilities are managing and supporting the Engagement team and the Volunteer Coordinator as well as supporting the CEO at Strategic level.
Rachel has a varied experience from working in the fitness industry, to Health and Wellbeing for Older people and more recently managing a small team on an Early Intervention Health & Wellbeing project.
Dave is now an experienced member of the team having a varied background having served in the Army before joining the Police service until retirement. He then worked within Cheshire West council before joining Healthwatch.
Dave has a vast experience of working with all strands of the community having worked as a recruiter and community engagement officer. He intends to provide opportunity for all volunteers to get the best out of volunteering.
If you would like more information on the volunteering opportunities offered by Healthwatch please contact Dave.
Jackie is very much a people person and has always worked within the local Community. Managing a Neighbourhood building in Winsford for a number of years, then developing Cheshire Neighbours Credit Union across Cheshire training and supporting volunteers to enable them to take control of the Credit Union before coming to LINk in 2009 as a Community, Engagement Worker before moving into Healthwatch Cheshire West in April which involves:
Creating a strong community presence and local awareness of Healthwatch Cheshire West
Co-ordinate and deliver Healthwatch Cheshire West communications and information
Participate in the development of a programme of outreach work
Ensure that the views of local people, groups and organisations are fully represented by Healthwatch Cheshire West and reflect the diversity of the local population
Develop effective communication systems between Healthwatch Cheshire West and local communities to ensure the smooth flow of information and knowledge.
Ros Haynes - Community Engagement & Project Officer
Ros joins Healthwatch, bringing over 25 years experience of working in local government to the team.
She has a wealth of experience having worked in education, children’s social care and adult social care. Her most recent focus has been children’s safeguarding working for the Local Safeguarding Children Board in Cheshire East.
Ros has worked closely with the community and voluntary sector to support them with safeguarding and understands the importance of engaging with the community to shape and improve local health and social care services.
Neil previously led LINk’s teams in Cheshire West and Chester and Cheshire East. His experience includes community engagement and adult education working with vulnerable sections of the community in Vale Royal and previous to this, over 28 years of teaching and management experience in Primary Education. Neil has also great experience of working with many voluntary faith theatre and community groups.
Neil’s skill sets include organising events, working with people of varied backgrounds and ages, presenting and writing for different audiences. His role includes engagement, managing Enter and View activity, training and communications across the Healthwatch network.
Jem Davies - Community Engagement & Project Officer
Jem joins Healthwatch bringing 25 years of service within both the Police and the Royal Air Force. She has worked for over 10 years in neighbourhood policing, developing and delivering targeted community engagement plans alongside local Partners and Stakeholders.
Jem has worked with Rochdale’s Safeguarding Board, Community Safety Teams, Early Help and local groups to deliver bespoke engagement to a variety of communities addressing their specific needs.
George Gibson – Communications and Research Officer
George is responsible for communications and research, helping to spread the Healthwatch message throughout Cheshire.
As a former Town Councillor, he understands the needs of the local area and can help to translate people’s experiences of health and social care into the wider health policy picture, drawing on experience in the constituency and parliamentary offices of two Members of Parliament.
In the past, George has also worked to help businesses and organisations to engage with local communities and stakeholders in order to improve services and develop new infrastructure projects that benefit local people.