Healthwatch Windsor, Ascot and Maidenhead collects people's views about local Health and Social Care services and shares these anonymously with providers, commissioners and decision makers to help shape services.
We are recruiting members of the public to join the team of volunteers who help promote and carry out our activities and functions. Do you like talking to people, could you help us visit local health and social care services, such as GP surgeries and care homes?
You know your neighbourhood; you have relatives, friends, neighbours, colleagues and a whole network of contacts who you could ask for their ideas about how to improve services for everyone. You are the local experts!
Reasonable out of pocket expenses incurred will be reimbursed subject to approval, these could for example include, bus fare, train fare or petrol for your vehicle.
The role can be as little or as much as you like, you may come on a visit to a care home for a few hours every few months or help us collect people's views more regularly. The choice is yours.
What skills do you need?
You do not need to know anything about the current health and social care system, training will be provided dependant on the role and time you can spare.
You may have a number of skills that you have developed throughout your life which you can help us with or you may want to develop new skills such as;
- Creative and critical thinking
- Collaboration with others
Due to the nature of the volunteering role you will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS check, training as a minimum will include Safeguarding Adults, Equality and Diversity, Confidentiality and Data Protection.
Joining the Healthwatch WAM team will give you a great opportunity to help make a real difference to delivering service improvements and benefits for your communities.
Please contact us if you would like to discuss this further or to request an application form.