At Healthwatch West Berkshire we believe it is very important to hear the voices of our whole community, especially the seldom heard. To do this we have set up a ‘Champions’ network where members of different organisations and groups can share with us the views of their members.
If you are a member of a group or organisation in West Berkshire and feel you would like to become a Champion please call Annette Arlow on 01635 760341 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
What is a Champion?
Individuals who act as a point of contact between Healthwatch West Berkshire and a group that they are a part of.
This can be any type of health-related or community group and will include organisations that support seldom listened to voices, support groups, social groups, residents’ groups or shared interest groups.
What will you be doing?
As a Healthwatch Champion you are asked to be the point of contact between Healthwatch and your group. Ask people in your group about their views and experiences of local health and social care services and report the views of your group back to Healthwatch. You can do this in various ways: attending champions meetings (held once a quarter), one to one meetings with a member of the Healthwatch team, filling out a Champions feedback form or via phone or email.
Benefits to you and your organisation
As a Healthwatch Champion you can enjoy the experience of meeting and sharing ideas with other similar organisations that face similar challenges. Use your skills, specialised knowledge and experience to contribute to improving health and social services for your community. Ensure the group you are representing has their voice heard by those that commission health and social services in West Berkshire. and make a difference to your local community.
For a full copy of the Champions role click on the following link Healthwatch West Berkshire Champions Role Desc