t.020 7605 0800  e.max@upg.org.uk

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The Community Champions programme builds on the skills and knowledge of local communities. We bring local people and services together to improve health and wellbeing and to reduce inequalities.

Residents and volunteers are fully supported to develop community-led approaches that better meet local health and social care needs.

Community and Maternity Champions communicate important health messages and offer support to groups and individuals in their localities, especially those who are isolated or marginalised. Champions use their unique position to signpost community members to appropriate health, social care and children’s services. Because Champions understand well why local people struggle with specific health and wellbeing issues, they also contribute to new ways of delivering local services.

For more details about the Community Champions work in the borough,

please click here to download the 2016-17 Highlights Report.

CLICK HERE  to download  October rogramme

ADDISON CC

BARBARA SHELTON – PROJECT MANAGER

E. barbara@upg.org.uk .  T. 07921 404 873

CHARECROFT ESTATE COMMUNITY HALL
Rockley Road, London W12 8PQ

EDWARD WOODS CC

HELEN ROWE – PROJECT MANAGER

E. helen@upg.org.uk   T. 0207 603 2324

ALECIA SHARPE – PROJECT ADMINISTRATOR
E. alecia@upg.org.uk   T: 07834 736 967

EDWARD WOODS CENTRE
60-70 Norland Road, London W11 4TX

COMMUNITY CHAMPIONS VOLUNTEERS

Volunteers are the backbone of the Community Champions project– we couldn't function without them!
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Community Champions are local people who work on a voluntary basis and have an interest in promoting health and wellbeing.
We fully support volunteers to build their confidence, knowledge and skills. We empower them to reach out to communities and support project activities. Community Champions work with health and social care professionals and help to deliver and design services and public health campaigns.
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Why become a Community Champion?

  • Get involved in your community to create tangible positive changes
  • Develop new skills and gain work experience to boost your cv
  • Access free training and gain a recognised qualification
  • Help connect local people to a range of health and wellbeing services
  • Meet new people and have fun!

If you are interested in volunteering because you want to get involved with your community or improve your employment perspectives, please click on the button below to fill in an expression of interest form.

You can also contact the projects either by phone or email – details above.

PROJECT ACIVITIES
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  • Regular activities that promote healthy eating, physical activity, mental health and help reduce social isolation
  • Local health surveys
  • Public health campaigns such as Child Oral Health, Cancer Awareness, Men’s Health and Stay Well This Winter
  • Community-based events to provide information and signpost to local health and wellbeing services
  • Special events to promote community cohesion and celebrate diversity

You can find more information about the programme of activities in each Community Champions hub by clicking on the buttons below.

TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES
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The projects invest in the personal and professional development of all volunteers by offering a wide-range of training opportunities, including nationally accredited courses as well as through partner organisations such as the local authority and other voluntary and community organisations. Many courses are also open to local residents.

Examples of training and courses include:

  • Understanding Health Improvement and Behaviour Change (Level 2)
  • Food Hygiene (Level 2)
  • Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults
  • Mental Health First Aid (national accreditation)
  • Fraud and Scam Prevention
  • Paediatric First Aid (Level 3)
  • Oral Health Promotion
MASBRO VOICES
Read what our clients and volunteers have to say about the Community Champions Project
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“I have attended many courses offered by the project to support me in my role as a Champion. The courses were very helpful to learn what services are available to the community and how to communicate with health professionals. I also had fun meeting new people. We shared information and felt like family, supporting each other."

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“I live locally and I joined the Community Champions for a trip to a working farm during school half-term with my husband and four children. The children were very happy and had so much fun! We shared lunch with other residents we hadn’t met before. We wouldn’t be able to afford such a lovely day out without the support of the project."

Local resident – Community Champion Trip

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“I learn a lot with the Community Champions about health and wellbeing and I share this information with my community. When we are doing project activities and I see people happy, I feel so good. It is also very helpful to me. Working with the Community Champions has helped me to think positive and to have more confidence in myself. ”

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