Why did you decide to become a Community Champion?
When I heard about Healthwatch South Tees Community Champions, I thought this would be a fantastic opportunity to share feedback on behalf of our community and volunteers. It's a really important outlet.
How does your role help people in South Tees?
We provide a base for voluntary/support organisations that offer training, outreach activities, and wrap around specialist support to the community.
In addition, we provide grassroots job clubs, therapeutic art groups, after-school clubs, outdoor learning projects, and other community-led activities.
We also involve the community in the planning, delivery, and evaluation stages of our projects. All projects have local volunteers involved offering the community experiences to gain skills, knowledge, and confidence.
Working directly with local people helps the team and I understand the challenges our communities face.