There are many benefits to volunteering with Healthwatch Bexley, whether you want to help give a voice to people in your community or develop your professional skills in a health and social care environment.
Here are just some of the ways you can get involved as a Healthwatch Bexley volunteer:
Help people in the community have their say on health and social care
Many volunteers spend time in the community finding out what people think of local services so that Healthwatch can raise any concerns with service providers. Our volunteers play a vital role speaking to local people about their experiences and giving them a platform to share their views and ideas for how services can improve.
Enter and View - Reporting on local health and care services
Some Healthwatch Bexley volunteers are trained to visit health and social care services and report on the experiences of people using those services. You might be observing the service, gathering the views of patients, residents and staff, and contributing to reports which highlight your findings.
- Help raise awareness of Healthwatch
As a volunteer, you could be attending community events to raise awareness of Healthwatch Bexley and encourage people to share their feedback on health and social care in the London Borough of Bexley.
- Meetings Representative
Attend and represent Healthwatch Bexley, on a regular basis, at local meetings. After attending a meeting a short report is written for the Healthwatch Bexley team. Volunteers represent and voice the concerns of residents.
If the above roles do not fit with your individual skills or knowledge but you are interested in volunteering then we may be able to create a role to match you. If you would like to find out more without any obligation please contact us by telephoning 0208 304 9344 or by email.