Test & Trace: Free Public Health Community Champion training
Update 01/02/2021: We’ve now launched our dedicated Public Health Community Champions web pages, where you can find the latest training dates as well as all the most up-to-date public health resources for existing Champions.
This month VCH, in partnership with Hackney CVS and City and Hackney Public Health, will be launching the new Public Health Community Champion volunteer role and Community Champion training programme. The aim of the programme is to support the reduction in the transmission of COVID-19 in City and Hackney, by communicating important public health messages to vulnerable residents, through trained volunteers and frontline staff.
The programme has been designed to maximise reach to ensure the most vulnerable residents in City and Hackney can receive life supporting advice and guidance on issues relating to COVID-19 and how to stay safe during the pandemic. Training will be delivered by VCH and Public Health on a range of topics including:
- Health and safety measures
- The availability of testing
- How to access testing
- The contact tracing system
- Accessing support if needing to self-isolate
- Effective communication
Initially, we are inviting City and Hackney VCS organisations to put forward volunteers and/or frontline staff members who would benefit from being equipped with this knowledge, in order for this to then be shared with service users. This may include volunteers who have been unable to carry out their previous role due to lockdown who could be re-deployed as a Community Champion, or volunteers who are still in contact and having conversations with local residents. The first training session will be taking place this August.
What: Public Health Community Champions Training
When: Wednesday 26th August 2020, 9.15am – 12.15pm
Where: This session will be hosted online.
This training is FREE and places are expected to fill up fast. To register your volunteers for this training, or to find out more, please contact Chris Mate-Kole on 0207 241 4443. ext 2003 or at firstname.lastname@example.org