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Meet the Volunteers

Gill Davies

 

What is you background?

My background was in residential care, for older people, this was rewarding and a very happy time.

I was medically retired in 2000, but went back to work 2 years later working for Royal Mail. I retired from there in 2007, when I was sixty.

 Since then I have volunteered for a number of groups.

Why do you volunteer?

I volunteer because I enjoy it. It gets me out of the house, and is very interesting, you feel like you are giving something back.

How long have you been a volunteer for Healthwatch?

4 Years

What is your volunteer role in Healthwatch?

It could be many things such as Enter & View into care homes, doctors, dentists, hospitals and community engagement events.

How have you benefited from being a volunteer, and what training have you completed?

My most recent training was enter & view and deaf awareness training. I also attended a Talk Cancer Workshop which was very interesting.

I have meet many nice people and feel that I have done something worthwhile with my spare time.

 

Emily Eady    

Why do you volunteer?

Volunteering is great for me; it fits around my lifestyle and looking after my children.

How long have you been a volunteer for Healthwatch?

Since 2016

What is your volunteer role in Healthwatch?

I am an Enter & View volunteer and have visited local hospitals. I also help with surveys, events and regularly represent Healthwatch to raise awareness in my local library.

How have you benefited from being a volunteer, what training have you completed?

I have gained confidence in talking to people and learnt new skills. I have completed

Enter & View and Deaf Awareness Training.

Anything else you would like to tell us about yourself or volunteering.

I also volunteer for another charity, Bexley Snap for disabled children. I enjoy my role very much and love to see the children progress. That’s why I wanted to volunteer for Healthwatch, to help make a difference to our health and social care services and give people a voice. 

Contact

Healthwatch Bexley

Milton House, 240a Broadway, Bexleyheath, DA6 8AS

Phone: 0208 304 9344

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