Find a service
Are you looking for local health and social care services or support organisations?
You can contact the Healthwatch Swindon team, who maybe able to help provide you with relevant information, and/or signpost you to relevant services/organisations.
Swindon Borough Council and partners developed the MyCareMySupport website which provides care and support information and advice for mainly for adults, and there is a companion site which is the Local Offer for children's services designed to provide comprehensive information and a directory of services for people with health and wellbeing needs.
Swindon Advice and Support Centre (SAASC) / Sanford House
Alongside being able to access a wealth of information online people can physically access information through the Swindon Advice and Support Centre (previously Sanford House) which is a centre designed to help local people in most need, and has a number of organisations who specialise in providing information, advice and support who have come together under one roof in an easily accessible location for residents.
NHS Choices is the online 'front door' to the NHS. It is the country's biggest health website and gives all the information you need to make choices about your health. You can find information about hospitals, GPs, dentists, pharmacies and urgent care. As well as basic contact details, you can also find feedback from other people about what they think about these services.
It is not just limited to NHS information. You can also find information about other services in your area (often provided by charities) that can help you with conditions from Alzheimers through to weight loss.
Swindon Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)
Swindon Clinical Commissioning Group became responsible for buying healthcare for Swindon and Shrivenham residents in April 2013. They are keen to make sure they are truly acting on behalf of everyone living in the community. They work with local people, GPs in Swindon and Shrivenham, hospital clinicians and other partners (including local government and the voluntary sector) to improve health services for our population.
Find out about Swindon Clinical Commissioning Group (NHS Swindon - CCG) - who they are, what they do, their role in commissioning local health services, their leaders, jobs, freedom of information or making an enquiry.
Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (GWH)
Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (GWH) provides acute hospital services (at the Great Western Hospital) and community health services across Wiltshire. These services include community hospitals, community nursing, therapists and children's and young people's services.
Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (AWP)
Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (AWP) is a significant provider of high quality mental health services across a core catchment area covering Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire. The Trust also provides specialist services for a wider catchment extending throughout the south west.
Care Quality Commission (CQC)
The Care Quality Commission checks all hospitals, doctors, dentists, care homes and care services to see if they meet national standards. You can find out what they have to say about these services in our area by visiting their website. Other useful websites for choosing health & care services are listed on the CQC website here.
NHS 111 is the NHS non-emergency number. It’s fast, easy and free. Call 111 and speak to a highly trained adviser, supported by healthcare professionals. They will ask you a series of questions to assess your symptoms and immediately direct you to the best medical care for you.
NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.
NHS 111 offers a video relay service that allows you to make a video call to a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter. The BSL interpreter will call an NHS 111 adviser on your behalf and you’re then able to have a real-time conversation with the NHS 111 adviser, via the interpreter. You will need a webcam, a modern computer and a good broadband connection to use this service. Visit NHS 111 BSL interpreter service for more details, including an online user guide.
The Care Forum
The Care Forum has been commissioned to deliver local Healthwatch in Swindon and also provides advocacy services, Well Aware, Voluntary Sector Networks befriending and social prescribing services across the South West region.