The two councils pay us to organise and develop five Partnership Boards in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

Each Board’s role is to support and improve care for people who use health and adult social care services.

They do this by including some of the people who use these services in their design, delivery and evaluation.

Social care includes providing social work, personal care, protection or social support services to children or adults in need or at risk, or adults in need due to illness, disability, old age or poverty. 

Each Partnership Board is made up of:

  • Service user representatives - called Independent Members
  • Voluntary sector service providers
  • Statutory services such as health and social care

The aim is for half of the members on each board and its Chair to be health and/or adult social care service users.

Raising issues with adult social care

The Chairs attend the Adult Social Care Forum organised by Cambridgeshire County and Peterborough City Councils, chaired by the Principal Social Worker. This gives the Boards and other partner organisations a direct communication link with the adult social care senior management.

Supporting people

Healthwatch organises the Board meetings and provides support and training to the Independent Members to help them in their roles.

Picture shows woman at Healthwatch event

Carers' Partnership Board

This Board helps to improve services for carers in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. 

They meet every two months in different places across our region. 

It's Chaired by Independent Member Sue Honor, pictured here. 

Find out more

young man with learning disability

Learning Disability Partnership Board

This Board helps to improve services for people with learning disabilities in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. 

They meet every three months in different places across our region. 

It's Chaired in rotation by members of the Speak Out Council, the Access Champions and the Network Team. 

Find out more 

Picture shows older man at Healthwatch event

Older People's Partnership Board

This Board helps to improve services for older people in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. 

They meet every three months in different places across our region. 

Chaired by Independent Member Brian Walker, pictured here. 

Find out more 

Picture shows woman at Healthwatch event wearing a League of Gentlemen top

Physical Disability Partnership Board

This Board helps to improve services for people with physical disabilities in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. 

They meet every three months in different places across our region. 

Find out more

Picture shows man with visual impairment facing the camera

Sensory Impairment Partnership Board

This Board helps to improve services for people with sensory impairments in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. 

They meet every three months in different places across our region. 

It's Chaired by Mick Scadden, pictured here.

Find out more