Your Chance to Make a Difference

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If you are passionate about what is happening in your local community and want to make sure their voice is heard when it comes to improving health and social care services, then Healthwatch Sefton wants to hear from you.

The local consumer champion for health and care services is looking for two people to volunteer, one as Locality Representative for the Seaforth and Litherland area, and one for Hightown.

Maureen Kelly, Chair of Healthwatch Sefton, explains: “This is Sefton’s Year of the Volunteer and we are lucky to have a dedicated group of volunteers who help us gather people’s experience.

“We want to make sure Sefton residents can feed back about the health and care services they use by building on the areas where Locality Representatives cover.”

Locality Representative duties include: to alert Healthwatch Steering group of any issues raised by local residents when using health and social care services; take part in Healthwatch Sefton engagement events; attend regular Healthwatch meetings to discuss these sorts of issues.Ken Lowe has been volunteering as the Locality Representative for Birkdale and Ainsdale for several years and explains the role for anyone interested in joining the team. “You have to enjoy meeting people and you have to enjoy getting out there. The role is about going round and speaking to people because you start to see things aren’t always the way they should be.”

To register interest in taking up one of these volunteer posts contact either Diane Blair, Manager, or Wendy Andersen, Engagement and Participation Manager, on 0151 920 0726 (extension 240) or by emailing: info@healthwatchsefton.co.uk