Our Chair 

Lorraine Silver

Lorraine is an active member within the local Redbridge community. She has a long commitment to volunteering and is currently involved in many health and social care organisations as committee member on the BHRUT, Chair of ONEL People’s Platform, and many other health and social care organisations.  As a volunteer advocate with a local User Led Organisation; Lorraine has experience of working with disabled people in support of benefits advice, housing and employment issues.  For the last ten years she has been the Chair of the Cranbrook Residents Association.

Our Board

Athena Daniels

Athena has worked for the NHS and health and social care for many years, and has been involved with various pan London and local groups and serviced or chaired numerous multi-agency committees and Boards. She was also a School Governor for a local special school and was a founding member of a local autism group. Her career has spanned psychiatric research, health education and promotion, health improvement, and  strategic multi-agency work including commissioning of health services.

Mo Dedat

Mo is a member of the Board of Trustees for Age UK Hounslow and Treasurer of Gardens of Peace, an Ilford based Charity. In both organisations, he has overall budgetary control and financial governance. His broad business experience covers IT, HR marketing and Project Management gained over the last 25 years. Mo is a Chartered Accountant.

Emma Friddin

Emma has had over 7 years’ experience working at a local Healthwatch, since the inception of the Healthwatch Network. Emma is a Redbridge resident and plays an active role in the local community to ensure that the patients voice is always heard. Emma used to sit on the London Borough of Redbridge Health Scrutiny Committee as a Co-Opted member and utilises her experiences of using local health services to work as a patient representative with local hospital trusts.

Past Board papers

We make the papers for our public Board meetings available online. We also publish a summary of what was discussed. Check out our past meetings to read more.

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Our Decision Making Policy

Every Local Healthwatch must have a published Decision-Making Policy. This policy helps Healthwatch Redbridge make its decisions, prioritise, and choose what will go in their workplan as well as approving and accepting any other relevant work during the year. This guidance is for the Lead Officer, Chair, Board Members, Staff and all HWR volunteers.


HWR Decision Making Policy