Become an Engagement Champion

Engagement Champions are representatives of local communities.  They give local people the chance to influence the way health services are planned and delivered. In times of change, it’s really important that the health services we receive in the future are shaped by local people’s views.

Representatives of voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations working in Calderdale can become Engagement Champions.

Organisations with trained Engagement Champions can then become ‘approved providers’ to carry out engagement and consultation activities locally and carry out paid work. This could include undertaking surveys, holding focus groups and consultation events on health issues and services and feeding back views to the local Clinical Commissioning Group.

Training Programme 1 – June/July 2018

All of the sessions below, which are free, will take place at VAC Resource Centre, Hall Street, Halifax HX1 5AY.

  • Session 1: Thursday 21 June, 9.45am – 3pm – How the NHS works (am) Legal and Statutory Duties (pm)
  • Session 2: Thursday 28 June, 9.45am – 12.30pm – Methods & Approaches
  • Session 3: Thursday 2 August, 9.45am -12.30pm – Equalities, Safeguarding and Review and Evaluation

To become an Engagement Champion you must: be connected to a local VCSE organisation; attend all three training sessions in the programme and undertake a practical task.

If you’d like to book a place on this training programme, or for more information, please contact Alan Duncan: alan.duncan@vsialliance.org.uk or tel 01422 431093/07494395443.

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