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Community - Engagement - Link Healthwatch with your community
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 by 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


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Additional Information
DBS check needed: No
Driving licence needed: No
Car owner: No
Open to: Age 14+, Age 15+, Age 16+, Age 17+, Over 18s
Is this role wheelchair accessible?: Yes
Address
Jesmond House
29 Victoria Avenue
Harrogate
North Yorkshire
HG1 5QE
Last updated: 17.01.2024
Organisation Information

The independent champion for people who use health and social care services across North Yorkshire. They are here to make sure that those running services, put people at the heart of care.

Their purpose is to understand the needs, experiences and concerns of people who use health and social care services and to speak out on their behalf.

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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