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Community Champions Programme, Public Health, WCC

Address

12th Floor, Westmintsr City Hall
64 Victoria Street
London
SW1E 6QP
United Kingdom

Phone

07817053940

Beneficiaries

  • General public
  • Black and minority ethnic people
  • Carers
  • Children and families
  • Older people
  • People in a specific neighbourhood
  • People with mental health issues
  • Women

Activities

  • Campaigning
  • Getting people into work
  • Group outings and social activities
  • Health information and signposting
  • Healthy eating and fitness
  • Mental health and wellbeing
  • Providing food and other necessities
  • Self-help groups
  • Sports

Description

The Champions Programme uses a collaborative and asset-based model and is primarily delivered through the recruitment, training and capacity development of local residents and communities in areas that have poorer health outcomes and greatest need, in order to achieve the following objectives: • To improve access to local health and wellbeing services, particularly through proactive community outreach, contact, providing information and signposting • By recruiting and training residents as Community and Maternity Champions to work with their communities, providers and commissioners • To build social capital (building confidence, improving mental wellbeing, reducing isolation, and promoting community cohesion) through community activities and events • To gather insight and community intelligence through residents’ feedback and respond to it • To increase Early Intervention, Health Promotion & Behaviour Change, through local public health programmes that promote prevention, peer education, and self-management for people with long term conditions.