The Volunteer Centre Kensington & Chelsea is delighted to be running the Community Champions project in the Notting Dale ward, specifically focusing on the Lancaster West and Silchester estates.
The aim of this project is to bring together volunteers and local residents in the Notting Dale ward, whilst building the capacity of local estates, neighbourhoods and individuals to meet their health and social care needs.
Volunteer led, the Community Champions programme is commissioned by three borough’s public health departments and aims to bring volunteers and local people together to build stronger communities and local services.
This programme will seek to develop effective solutions for local areas, by giving residents and communities the tools and resources to identify local issues and come up with their own solutions.
Could you be a Community Champion?
If you have an interest in health and wellbeing and a passion for helping local people, we would love to hear from you!
The Community Champion’s volunteer role is to:
Contact the community – through friends and family, meeting local community groups or even setting up a group of your own
Listen to people – find out residents’ health and social care needs; including, healthy eating, exercise, mental health and wellbeing
Carry out community outreach – provide a presence within the Notting Dale ward through participating in local events and fairs
Signpost residents – make relevant referrals and inform people of the local services available
Provide feedback to service providers – use the information you’ve collected to influence local service providers including the NHS, local council and neighbourhood forums
Organise events & campaigns – to raise awareness and collect information surrounding health issues in your local area
If you are interested in becoming a Community Champion or would like to find out more, please contact Carrie Hirst on email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call her on 020 8960 3722. We can’t wait to hear from you!