We are looking for young people in Northamptonshire between 11 to 24 years old who are keen to make a difference in health and social care and are interested in young people's rights and wellbeing.
Planning Group Member
The planning group is made up of volunteers from diverse backgrounds who meet regularly to discuss and respond to current local issues in health and social care. They form ‘task and finish’ groups to undertake projects and make recommendations.
An authorised representative is a trained volunteer who can 'enter and view' health and social care settings in Northamptonshire and help to gather the experiences and views of patients, consumers, carers and the wider public. They may also represent Healthwatch at meetings and be a member of the planning group. To become an authorised representative, you will need:
- to be over the age of 18 years
- to supply two references
- to have a satisfactory DBS check
- to complete training in ‘Enter and View’ and Safeguarding
Community Engagement Volunteer
This role focuses on public and patient engagement, helping us to listen to individual experiences of health and social care services and collect evidence directly from service users at our ‘Pop Up Shops’. The role also involves publicising Healthwatch Northamptonshire and what we do within local groups and communities, e.g. coffee mornings, community group and events.