You may have heard the news that following a recent tender process, Gloucestershire County Council has appointed Evolving Communities CIC to provide the Healthwatch Gloucestershire service from 1 April 2017.
Healthwatch Wiltshire CIC changed its name to Evolving Communities CIC on 7 March 2017 to act as an umbrella community interest company running two public-facing services: Healthwatch Wiltshire and Healthwatch Gloucestershire.
The well-known brand of Healthwatch Gloucestershire will remain, enabling Evolving Communities CIC to work with volunteers and members to raise awareness of Healthwatch Gloucestershire and the important work it does. A new office will be opening in Quedgeley to ensure that there is a local presence in the county.
Evolving Communities CIC looks forward to involving current Healthwatch Gloucestershire volunteers, Board members, and members in their work. During the first 6-8 months of the service there will be opportunities to meet Evolving Communities CIC and find out more about their plans.