Host Organisation: Healthwatch Cheshire

Healthwatch Cheshire East Enter and View representatives visit health and adult social care services to see how they are run.

Opportunity Interests: Advice and Guidance Services, Advocacy Services, Children and Young People, Community Development, Crisis or disaster relief, Environment/Conservation, Ex-Offenders and Prisoners, Faith / Religion, Families, Health and Wellbeing services, Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender people, Men, Older People (60+), People who are unemployed, People with Disabilities, People with Drug & Alcohol Issues, People with Learning Disabilities, People with Mental Health Issues, Refugees, people seeking Asylum, immigrants, Social Activities, Social and Community Care, Women, Youth Clubs / Services
Type of Activity: Providing Advice, Research / Policy, Support / Care Work, Training / Teaching, Youth Work
Location: Cheshire East, Outside of Cheshire East
Days and Times for the Opportunity: Monday AM, Monday PM, Tuesday AM, Tuesday PM, Wednesday AM, Wednesday PM, Thursday AM, Thursday PM, Friday AM, Friday PM, Saturday AM, Saturday PM, Sunday AM, Sunday PM

When visiting hospital wards, care homes or GP practices you will be making observations, chatting to patients/residents and visitors. E&V reps work as part of a team to produce reports with recommendations for improvement or highlighting changes that can be made for the better. Our current volunteers come from all backgrounds -college and university students, people who are employed and retired. This role is available to everyone as we need everyone's view!

Volunteer Commitment: Long Term
Is a DBS check required for this role?: Yes
Skills and Qualifications Required:

Desire to help and improve services for the community.
Enthusiasm
Confidence although working within Healthwatch your confidence will grow
Professionalism

Are there any Gender or Age Restrictions?: No
Do you have disabled access to the areas a volunteer would be sited?: Yes
Do you pay expenses?: Yes
If yes, for what and at what rate?:

Travel such as bus fare/mileage at .45p per mile.

What support is available for the volunteer?:

On going training.
Support of Volunteer Coordinator

What training is available for the volunteer?:

Varied : autism awareness/disability/safeguarding/report writing.
You will have the chance to gain an Enter and View national accredited qualification.
Have guest speakers attending get togethers held on regular basis