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Programme Participant Volunteer

Whether it's improving them today or helping to shape them for tomorrow. Local Healthwatch is all about local voices being able to influence the delivery and design of local services. Not just people who use them, but anyone who might need to in future.

Healthwatch is the independent consumer champion created to gather and represent the views of the public. Healthwatch plays a role at both national and local level and makes sure that the views of the public and people who use services are taken into account.

Local Healthwatch has taken on the work of the Local Involvement Networks (LINks) and also represents the views of people who use services, carers and the public on the Health and Wellbeing boards set up by local authorities, and reports concerns about the quality of health care to Healthwatch England, which can then recommend that the Care Quality Commission take action.We need volunteers to participate in our Enter & View programme. 

Volunteers will visit various health and social care facilities in Havering and occasionally, surrounding areas to observe how care services are provided and to chat with residents, patients, carers, visitors and staff to find out what they think of the services available. We visit care and nursing homes, hospitals, GP surgeries, dental surgeries, pharmacies and opticians.

Volunteers also have the opportunity to represent Healthwatch at meetings with partner organisations and help with surveys of the public.

Skills

No particular skills or qualifications are needed.

A background of work in health and social care services is useful but not essential. 

The main requirement is a passion for ensuring that people in need receive the best care available.


References will be required.


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Posted for

Healthwatch Havering

Posted by

Havering Volunteer Centre

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Interests

  • Health and Social Care
  • Mental Health
  • Older People

Activities

  • Supporting People and Befriending

Details

  • DBS check required

When can I volunteer?

On these days:

Mon-Fri Day Eve
Weekend Day Eve

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