What are the Community Champions and Maternity Champions Projects?
Community Champions deliver health promotion activities and campaigns to groups who find it difficult to access mainstream services, and evaluate their impact.
Their work includes physical activity and personal training sessions, how to navigate NHS services, cancer awareness campaigns and child/family health promotion.
Community Champions undertake research and gather community insight to identify local health and social care needs.
This informs service development through an in-depth understanding of different communities’ health beliefs, attitudes and perceptions e.g. understanding which services people access through conversations including quizzes and games, gathering this to then focus on areas for further understanding. They will attend borough-wide workshops to offer their skills and experience from lived experiences.
Signposting and reducing social isolation:
Community Champions use their unique position within local communities to connect friends, neighbours and residents through community events and by supporting them to make best use of local resources, including health, social care, voluntary sector and children’s services e.g. through the delivery of Be Inspired community information events and community outreach work.
Community Champions work closely with public sector colleagues to help design and improve services to ensure they meet the needs of local people e.g. the development of local Wellbeing Maps.
Click here to see our timetable. All activities are term-time only and led by independent facilitators and trained Champions.
If you have a few hours to spare and would like to make new friends, gain valuable experience, and help others then come along, or we’d love to hear from you!
As well as a range of fun and social activities, we offer accredited training to help to improve your skills including Food and Hygiene, First Aid, DBS, Understanding Health Improvement and workshops focused on improving awareness on Community health.
Click this link to find out more about how to get involved: Community Champions volunteer sign up
Click here to find out more about the Community Champions project in Kensington and Chelsea.