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Partnership Boards

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Healthwatch Cornwall support the following Partnership Boards:

Autism Partnership Board

The aims of the Autism Partnership Board are:

  • to help develop better support and
  • to build a better and brighter future for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in Cornwall

The Partnership Board is an opportunity for:

  • self-advocates
  • family carers
  • and people who work with people with autism spectrum disorders

to work together to improve the lives of those people in Cornwall.

Meetings take place four times a year.

These include representatives from Cornwall Council and organisations working with autism in Cornwall.


You can find meeting papers on the Healthwatch Cornwall website.

Cornwall People First

Cornwall People First provides support to the Cornwall Autism Partnership by facilitating forums across Cornwall. There is more information on the Cornwall People First website.

Carers Partnership Board

The Carers Partnership Board was set up in response to national strategies, to make sure carers can access the support and services they need, to help them stay in their caring role for as long as they wish.

The purpose of the Board is to:

  • monitor the Cornwall Carers' Strategy
  • discuss and address issues of common concern to carers in Cornwall
  • raise awareness and improve understanding of the role carers play in supporting other people
  • exchange ideas, strengthen skills and share examples of good practice in developing support and services, to help carers stay in their caring role for longer


You can find meeting papers on the Healthwatch Cornwall website.

Carers and others interested in the work of the Board are welcome to come to the meetings as observers. Observers can ask questions of the Board through a Carers Partnership Board member or their local Carers Forums. Places are limited, so please contact us to book your place well before the meeting.

Learning Disability Partnership Board

It is essential to us that all adults with a learning disability have access to the services that enable them to live healthy and meaningful lives.

The Learning Disability Partnership Board provides the opportunity for self-advocates, families and carers to work with professionals in the interest of the wider LD community.  It raises the voices of people with lived experience, ensuring that their expert knowledge is utilised to develop and improve services within Cornwall.


You can find meeting papers on the Healthwatch Cornwall website.

Older Person's Partnership Board

The Older Persons’ Partnership Board brings together

  • older people
  • their representatives
  • the public, voluntary and community sectors

Their aim is to ensure the highest quality and best value services for older people in Cornwall.

Anybody who is over the age of 50, or who supports older people are welcome to come the meetings. Current and previous attendees of the Older Persons Partnership Board are particularly encouraged to come along and get involved. We are planning some discussions and activities that will help us decide how to improve these meetings for the future.


The Board aims to meet four times a year. You can find the meeting papers on the Healthwatch Cornwall website.

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