Healthwatch Hounslow is an organisation which has previously benefitted from the participation of volunteers from diverse cultural backgrounds, influencing the provision of Health & Social care services across the borough.
Healthwatch Hounslow now envisages the creation of new roles and opportunities for members of emerging communities across the borough (Afghan, Nepalese, Algerian, Burmese, Sri Lankan, Romanian & Bulgarian communities) as representatives of members of their community in the Health & Social care sector. The main motive of this opening is to ensure that members of emerging communities have access to information about healthcare services available to them, and that no individual is deprived of Health and Social care services due to lack of knowledge about services or issues with communication in English.
In addition, this role would avenue opportunities for shadowing at senior committee and board level meetings, working together with Healthwatch liaison representatives and the project team at a strategic level. Benefits:
CV building opportunities in Health & Social care sector.
Developing new skills.
Get involved with community outreach programmes by Healthwatch Hounslow, specifically targeting emerging communities in Hounslow.
Provide advice to the Healthwatch Hounslow staff on strategic influencing opportunities to raise the profile of Healthwatch Hounslow to members of emerging communities.
Engage in research projects led by Healthwatch Hounslow, aimed at enabling access and providing awareness of healthcare services to emerging communities.
Get involved in decision making about raising standards of Health & Social care service provision. Time commitment: Minimum of 2 hours a week.
Ability to communicate fluently in native language and English.
Preferably belong to an emerging community in Hounslow (Afghan, Nepalese, Algerian, Burmese, Sri Lankan, Romanian & Bulgarian communities).
Strong desire to raise awareness about healthcare services.
Strong communication skills.
Commitment to personal progression and openness to diversity.