Healthwatch Thurrock Highly Commended in National Awards

Local health and social care champion has been highly commended at the Healthwatch England Annual Conference for their work with Sexual Abuse Services in Thurrock.

Healthwatch Thurrock have been highly commended in their project that reached out to survivors of sexual abuse to make sure their experiences helped inform the future approach of local services.

Healthwatch Thurrock’s Sexual Violence and Abuse Services Report brought together not only data, but also the voices of individuals that told of the importance of specialist services.  Recognised in the category of “The Impact we make with Partners”, the award celebrates the skills, benefits and collective impact of a Healthwatch team when working with partners to deliver a project that supports improvements to health and social care services. This includes working with other local Healthwatch or sector organisations. 

Kim James, Chief Operating Officer of Healthwatch Thurrock said: “The team at Healthwatch Thurrock are dedicated to helping residents shape, improve and change services in the borough.  This award further demonstrates the importance of a local Healthwatch but also how much of an impact is made if local voices are heard.”

The Sexual Violence and Abuse services report can be viewed here

For more information about Healthwatch Thurrock and how its team continue to support people throughout the pandemic, visit