HEALTH ADVOCACY

Sankofa Group Limited (SGL) aims to help people who want to have a say or influence local health and social care services.

We provide information, advice and signposting to the public about accessing health and social care services and choice in relation to those.

We aim to ensure people's views and experiences influence the policy, planning, commissioning and delivery of health and social care services

We ensure effective relationships with local authorities, Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), patient representative groups, the local voluntary and community sector and also service providers and individuals to ensure it is inclusive and truly representative of the community.

Our approach is to captures a range of views of those who are not heard such as children, those with severe mental illnesses and Black and Minority Ethnic Groups.

We use innovate approaches to get involved in decision making.

The key features of our health advocacy services are that they are:

  • Client-focused – we relentlessly champion the voice of both adults and children in the health and social care system.

  • Inclusive – we find ways to work with individuals, organisations and the many different patient and client representative groups across the local authority area.

  • Well-connected – we are able to signpost people to good quality information to help them make choices about health and social care; with access to established networks to gather comprehensive client views.

  • Evidence based – we use evidence to underpin our priorities to help target our efforts

  • Technically competent – we command an abundance of the relevant skills and competencies required to deliver SGL’s functions.

  • Influential – SLG is able to make an impact on the local commissioning of health and social care; complement other inspection regimes; and support residents with signposting to information about the quality of local health services.

  • Flexible – were are an organisation which can work in partnership with key decision-makers (including the local authority, Clinical Commissioning Group and other bodies at strategic level) while still being able to listen to peoples individual concerns, represent them effectively, and challenge those same decision-making bodies when necessary.

  • Self-aware – SGL is an organisation which actively seeks feedback on its own performance and critically assesses its strengths and weaknesses.

  • Accountable – we work to a clear set of standards against which the local authority and the residents it serves can appreciate its success.

  • Good value for money – an organisation that makes the best use of its resources by seeking to avoid duplication with other bodies in the local authority area, and where possible, working creatively with them to deliver the most cost effective solutions to achieve its chosen priorities.


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We work throughout the UK our offices are located at
New Broad Street House, 35 New Broad Street, London, EC2M 1NH
Call us
+44 (207) 096 0250