Healthwatch Sheffield has launched its second round of #SpeakUp Grants aimed at local groups to support them to run projects that help local people share their experiences of health and care services in Sheffield.

Not for profit, third sector, voluntary or community groups can apply for up to £500 (or more in some cases) in order to run engagement activities.

The more people share their ideas, experiences and concerns, the more services can understand when improvements are needed or share good practice.

Margaret Kilner, Chief Officer for Healthwatch Sheffield said: “The #SpeakUp grants program is another opportunity for people to make their voices heard about their experiences, whether visiting a doctor, pharmacist, optician, hospital or receiving care at home or in a care home.

“The experience could have changed their life for the better, or they may have a burning idea that they’re convinced will improve the care provided in the city. We look forward to hearing from groups who have innovative ideas on how they can make this happen.”