Volunteer to be a COVID-19 Health Champion
Why are volunteers needed?COVID-19 continues to impact us all in Camden and Islington.
Measures taken in response to the pandemic are adapting over time and can be quite confusing. So, we want to make sure that everyone understands how to keep safe. We also want to make sure that everyone has a reliable source to turn to for help and support during these challenging times. This could be you.
Above all else, we want to empower communities to make informed choices about how to reduce the risks of COVID-19 and keep safe.
What does being a COVID-19 Health Champion involve?
We are inviting anyone over the age of 18 who lives or works in Camden and Islington to become a COVID-19 Health Champion.
As a COVID-19 Health Champion you will provided with the latest and most up to date guidance on COVID-19 including on:
- NHS Test and Trace
- Social distancing
Free training provided
You will also get to do COVID-19 Good Conversations Training for free. Dates when training will take place are:
9th September 13:00pm to 3pm
22nd September 10am to 1pm
24th September 10am to 1pm
This virtual training helps you to Make Every Contact Count (MECC) by helping you to develop and enhance the skills required for good conversations is these very challenging times. Further information about the training is available. These new skills will support you to empower your friends, families and other community members to make informed choices about reducing risk and staying safe in relation to COVID-19.
As part of this training you will also learn how to identify when a resident might need health and wellbeing support or work, income and housing related support. Through good conversations you will be able to signpost friends, families and community members to appropriate support and services.
After you are all trained up you can be involved as little or as much as you want with the COVID-19 Health Champion network. For example, we will support you to carry out the role with weekly online drop-in sessions and provide you with information packs.
How does it work?
1. Sign up at CHC@islington.gov.uk
2. Attend 'Good Conversations in challenging times' training
3. Receive regular updates from the council on latest information and advice
4. Put in practice what you have learnt and share COVID-19 information with your community including family and friends
5. Attend optional weekly virtual drop-in information and support sessions