Do you care about your native space and need to assist maintain your loved ones, neighbours and group protected and wholesome? We’d like you! Join now to be a Neighborhood Well being Champion.
Anybody who lives within the borough can volunteer to change into a Neighborhood Well being Champion. Champions assist maintain individuals conscious, knowledgeable and updated, with the data they should make knowledgeable selections about their well being – notably across the COVID-19 vaccination. Volunteers may very well be younger, a dad or mum, an important employee, a carer, or somebody older. When you’ve got robust roots in your group or numerous native mates, then that is the position for you!
Presently the community consists of 70 Neighborhood Well being Champions. It was first created in February 2021 with the only real function of driving ahead the COVID-19 vaccine uptake. The Council is now recruiting extra Champions, and while the first focus of the Neighborhood Well being Champion community will nonetheless be to make sure everyone seems to be updated with their COVID-19 vaccines, that is now being expanded to incorporate extra well being messaging.
In addition to the Neighborhood Well being Champions community, there’s a Younger Neighborhood Well being Champions community that’s recruiting 12 to 18-year-olds to share details about the COVID-19 vaccine and different well being points. This community will work instantly with the Council’s Kids’s Service, Attaining for Kids.
There shall be an induction networking occasion in April to welcome new Neighborhood Well being Champions and to debate how the community will function.
Cllr Piers Allen, Lead member for Grownup Social Care and Well being and Chair of the Richmond Well being and Wellbeing Board, mentioned:
“This community of native volunteers will assist everybody to entry correct details about well being and wellbeing. The COVID-19 pandemic has proven us that faux information can tragically value lives, and this community will assist counter this.
“Being part of the Neighborhood Well being Champions scheme won’t require a lot of your time because the Council, Public Well being and NHS companions will present all the data it is advisable to assist maintain individuals knowledgeable. As a Council, we strive our greatest to do that, however we want assist to assist these harder-to-reach individuals have correct info from trusted sources – that is the place the Neighborhood Well being Champions could be of invaluable help and in addition assist the Council hear suggestions to assist enhance the 2-way communication and continued engagement.
“By having and sharing good and helpful info, Neighborhood Well being Champions make it doable for his or her group, household and mates, to make knowledgeable selections to reside more healthy lives.”
If this feels like one thing that you just want to be part of, register now and begin serving to others to make the correct selections for his or her well being. When you’ve got any questions, please electronic mail email@example.com.
You do not want any earlier expertise of volunteering or well being work as you can be given every thing it is advisable to perform your position successfully by the Council, its Public Well being crew, and the NHS. There’s a devoted Neighborhood Well being Champion Coordinator who manages each networks and all volunteers could have entry to a sequence of e-learning coaching programs, serving to to assist champions to have promote constructive conversations about well being and wellbeing.
All that’s anticipated of Neighborhood Well being Champions is that they share the data and messages which can be supplied to them with their very own networks and of their communities. This info may very well be shared through electronic mail, WhatsApp, social media, and you may select the way you want to obtain the updates.