Healthwatch groups across Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire are on the look out for volunteers.
New recruits will help Healthwatch reach out to people across the local area to listen to their experiences of health and social care services.
Healthwatch is a statutory body whose purpose is to understand the needs, experiences and concerns of people who use health and social care services and to speak out on their behalf. It acts as an independent champion for people who use health and social care services.
Volunteers for Healthwatch are involved in a range of activities from helping to find out what people think about health and care provision to visiting local services.
Volunteers already supporting Healthwatch across BSW get a chance to make a difference to their local communities by giving people an opportunity to speak up about health and social care, develop new skills and confidence, make new friends and get out and about. They are also able to choose a role that suits them and do as much or as little as they can commit to.
Ann-Marie Scott – Volunteer Support Officer for Healthwatch Swindon and Bath and North East Somerset and Catherine Symington Interim Manager for Healthwatch Wiltshire said:
“Our volunteers help us reach out to people across Wiltshire to listen to their experiences of health and social care services in the county.
“Whether you want to gain valuable work experience, help improve care in your community or learn new skills, there are lots of ways you can join us to make a real difference.
“If you are interested in finding out more get in touch!”
For more information:
Healthwatch BaNES https://healthwatchbathnes.co.uk/volunteer
Healthwatch Swindon https://www.healthwatchswindon.org.uk/volunteer
Healthwatch Wiltshire: https://www.healthwatchwiltshire.co.uk/volunteer