Social Care & Health

Have Your Say

This Have Your Say part of the Devon County Council (DCC) website covers the People part of DCC, which commissions and provides services for individuals, such as social care and education.

Within the People part of DCC we have an Involvement and Equalities Team, which  comes under the Quality Assurance part of social care commissioning.  This team exists to ensure all users of services for adults, and the wider public, are able to give their views on the services we commission or provide - and are told how their views have influenced (or not influenced) those services.  This is part of DCC's 'You Said  We Did' approach to involvement, engagement and consultation.  The team also helps ensure the Council promotes equality and diversity under the Equality and Human Rights Act 2010.

The Involvement & Equalities Teams consists of;

Paul Giblin - Involvement Manager -

Kathryn Bird - Senior Involvement Officer (Adults) -

Sally O'Donnell - Involvement Officer -

The Joint Engagement Baord (JEB) meets four times a year to ensure that consultations on health and social care issues are shared with as many stakeholders as possible.

There are 3 levels of engagement:

  • Strategic -  The Joint Engagement Board (JEB)  meets four times a year to give service users and carers a direct voice on the way in which Health and Social Care consultation is carried out.

  • Change -  Healthwatch Devon  faciltates an Experts Panel which is a cross-section of service users and carers who give feedback on items presented to them by project managers implementing the adult social care Putting People First programme and relevant Clinical Commissioning Group change managers.

  • Operational monitoring - the Commissioning Involvement Group gives service users and carers a say on how we involve them in monitoring our services and contracts.

In this way we ensure that the issues we are engaging service users and carers on match the priority activities for Devon County Council and NHS Devon.

Have Your Say Adult Services