Chief Executive - Kevin Peltonen-Messenger

Kevin is Interim CEO of The Care Forum, which delivers the Healthwatch Bath and North East Somerset contract, as well as other services  in the voluntary sector, such as social prescribing and advocacy. 

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Our staff

Vanessa Scott - Projects Portfolio Manager: Healthwatch Bath & North East Somerset & Healthwatch Swindon

Vanessa is the manager of Healthwatch Swindon and Healthwatch Bath and North East Somerset.  

Vanessa has worked on both projects prior to this as Communications Officer, as well as on Healthwatch Bristol and South Gloucestershire until October 2019.  She also volunteers for Autism Independence, 5x15 Bristol and also set up a local film festival in London before moving to the South West in 2017.

Healthwatch provides a valuable service to those that are using the health and social care services in Swindon and we are working with community groups and individuals to ensure that all voices are heard.

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Pat Foster - Volunteer Support Officer

Pat grew up in Keynsham and is now back supporting Healthwatch volunteers in Bath and North East Somerset. She encourages volunteers and others to have their say about health and social care services and hope that by doing this services will make changes and improvements for everyone.

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Emma Smith - Communications Administrator

Emma recently joined the team as Communication Administrator. She has varied experience in community and charity projects, from dog walking to hosting writing groups. In her spare time, Emma loves to explore the vast countryside and parks that surround Swindon via all means possible: walking, running, and cycling. If she could have a superpower it would be navigation, Emma said, "I know my way around a website, but when it comes to directions, I am quite literally lost."

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Our volunteers

  • Folasade Ajadi-Onliyelo
  • Stephen Skinner
  • Ann Harding
  • Amelia Jayne Cornick-Dingle
  • Roger Tippings
  • June Vince
  • Catherine Shaw
  • Cherith Wright
  • Rosie Russell
  • Melanie Hilton
  • Kay Hinde
  • Virginia Wakefield
  • Andy Morely
  • Joanna Parker
  • Anette Sparkes
  • Tom Harvey