Healthwatch Cambridgeshire is taking on CAIL’s support of the county’s Wheelchair Forum.
CAIL – Cambridgeshire Alliance for Independent Living – closed operations recently. And its support work with the forum will now be taken over by Healthwatch, the independent champion for people who use health and social care services in the county.
The wheelchair users’ forum came out of a piece of joint work by Health Watch and CAIL and other local disability organisations to raise concerns that local people had about the quality of support for wheelchair users. Its Sitting Comfortably report, published in August 2016, found that the wheelchair service is often poorly co- ordinated, with people waiting too long for wheelchairs and repairs.