Local Healthwatch Volunteer

Healthwatch Somerset

Name: Local Healthwatch Volunteer
Organisation: Healthwatch Somerset
Location: Woodlands House, Woodlands Business Park, Bristol Road, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6 4FJ
Type: Part Time
You can choose to contribute as many or as few hours as you have available, within your region of Somerset ie South Somerset, East Mendip, Sedgmoor, West Somerset, and Taunton.

Description

Join us and help shape local health and care in Somerset. From the satisfaction of helping to shape local health and care services, to learning new skills and meeting new people, volunteering offers so many rewards.
• A chance to learn new skills with a dedicated team on hand to support you through training and online resources.
• Give something back and provide useful input into health and care services.
• Develop new connections with people in your local community.
• Volunteering offers structure and routine to complement your personal life.
• Volunteering is associated with improved health and wellbeing.

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Organisation Description

Healthwatch Somerset is the county’s independent health and care champion. It works independently from but alongside Somerset County Council, the NHS, local hospitals and voluntary organisations. It exists to ensure that people are at the heart of care. Dedicated teams of staff and volunteers listen to what people like about local health services, and what could be improved. These views are then shared with the decision-making organisations, so together a real difference can be made. Healthwatch Somerset can also help people find the information they need about health and care services in their area.


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Cause / Interests

  • Disability
  • Health & Hospices
  • Learning Disablity
  • Medicine
  • Mental Health
  • Public Events
  • Social Care

Types of Activity

  • Administration
  • Community Work
  • General and Helping
  • Local Events
  • Planning
  • Trusteeship and Committee Work

Skills and Qualifications

Requirements

We are looking for friendly, approachable and compassionate people who enjoy connecting with people. You could support us by talking to people, gathering opinions about local health and care services (good or bad) and spreading the word about the ways we can help people. You can also act as an ambassador for us at events and meetings and make sure our views and the views of local people are heard and taken seriously.
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Benefits

• The satisfaction of helping to shape local health and care services
• A chance to learn new skills with a dedicated team on hand to support you through training and online resources.
• Give something back and provide useful input into health and care services.
• Develop new connections with people in your local community.
• Volunteering offers structure and routine to complement your personal life.
• Volunteering is associated with improved health and wellbeing.

Additional/Specific Suitabilities

Minimum Age: NA
Maximum Age: NA
Disabled Access: No
Wheelchair Access: No
Expenses: NA
Restrictions: NA
Induction: NA
Insurance Cover: NA
Special Needs: NA
Offer: NA
Training: NA
Other: NA

Recruitment Method

Application form, Informal discussion, References, Information Day, Interview