Why did you decide to become a Community Champion?
In my role as a Community Development and Cohesion Officer at the council, I get to speak to local residents about any concerns or issues they may have.
I decided to become a champion because I will be working with a diverse range of communites and projects in order to understand what they want and how they can be better cared for - and health and social care is very important on that agenda.
How does your role help people in South Tees?
I work for the Safer Streets project in Newport and for the Police and Crime Commissioners office (victim care and advice department).
As part of my role, I gather information from residents and report on various issues of concern.
Some of my work will also allow me to collaborate with Healthwatch, in connection to issues people may raise about their health and the care they have received.