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Community Health Connector

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Community Health Connector
Healthwatch North Yorkshire
Description of the role:

Help to extend the reach of Healthwatch North Yorkshire through outreach activities - virtually &/or socially distanced.
Assist the Volunteer Officer & the Outreach Coordinator at outreach events in the community. Communicate with a wide range of local people discussing health & social care services and providing information and signposting. Promote Healthwatch North Yorkshire and raise awareness of how we can help local people through ensuring they have a voice when it comes to local services.

Skills and qualities needed for the role:

• Understand and agree to the Volunteer Code of Conduct
• Ability to work in a team
• Good communication skills and able to listen
• Friendly, approachable and a caring nature

Practical information:

• Attend Events Virtually and/or socially distanced around North Yorkshire (flexibility offered to all volunteers)
• Work with office team and other Healthwatch volunteers


Additional Information
DBS check needed: No
Driving licence needed: No
Car owner: No
Open to: Age 14+, Age 15+, Age 16+, Age 17+
Is this role wheelchair accessible?: Yes
The Centre @ Burnholme
Mossdale Avenue
North Yorkshire
YO31 0HA
Last updated: 07.09.2021
Organisation Information

HealthWatch North Yorkshire has compiled a list of links to information and advice for people with various health conditions especially important at the time of coronavirus.

Driven by the views and experiences of both patients and the public, Healthwatch North Yorkshire (HWNY) stands as both the independent voice on health and social care and as a key information point for services users across the county.

They perform 3 main functions:

• Acting as an information and signposting point for members of the public who need support with queries about, or issues with, health and social care services.
• Logging and monitoring the feedback received from the public, and information received from providers and regulators, about health and social care services.
• Using the above intelligence as a means to run research projects, campaigns and observational “Enter & View” visits of service premises (which they publicly report on) across the county.

Charity number: 1171152

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