Sarah is the manager of Healthwatch Bradford and District. She has previously worked in policy for a number of national charities, often with a focus on marginalised voices, including people with experience of homelessness. In her most recent role, at National Voices, she lobbied for greater patient and public voice and involvement in health and care, working closely with the NHS, social care and the voluntary sector.
Lisa Wade- Communications Officer
Lisa joined Healthwatch Bradford in November 2017 after working as Media & Marketing Coordinator for a local cancer support charity. Lisa is responsible for the strategic planning and delivery of communications with day to day support from Ella. By raising awareness of Healthwatch she hopes to empower even more people to share their experiences of health and social care in the local area, giving them a voice to bring about change.
Sue Howard - Development Worker
Sue has been part of the Healthwatch team since August 2014 and has a wide range of experience in health and social care, including mental health and older people's advocacy.
Paula Smith - Development Worker
Paula joined Healthwatch Bradford and District in February 2017. She has worked for the NHS for 14 years and has a wealth of experience. Paula’s role is to effectively engage with the public. She is committed to deliver on Healthwatch Bradford and District vision statement, working towards a society in which people’s health and social care needs are heard, understood and met. This resonates with her and she is keen to empower people to hold services accountable.
Sally Horner - Volunteer Coordinator
Sally joined the Healthwatch team in June 2013 as the Administrator. She has now moved into the role of Volunteer Coordinator and plans and delivers a programme of outreach and engagement activities across the community to gather the views of people who use health and social care. She recruits, trains and supports volunteers for a variety of roles, helping all of them achieve their potential, develop their skills and have a positive volunteering experience.
Catherine Wallis - Project Officer
Catherine joined Healthwatch in October 2016 as Communications and Outreach Assistant, soon after the completion of her degree. She has now moved into the role of Project Officer, making sure that projects and feedback systems are designed to maximise insight and impact. She is supporting the Engaging People project, in partnership with HALE, CNet and BTM, which delivers community engagement on behalf of three local Clinical Commissioning Groups.
Ella Pearson-Glover - Project Assistant
Ella joined Healthwatch Bradford in October 2017 and came to us after completing her degree in Criminology and Sociology. Ella has taken up research around eating disorder services, and from there found her passion for championing public voice. Her role is supporting the team to make sure Healthwatch Bradford brings about positive change, to health and social care.