Help stop coronavirus – become a Covid-19 Health Champion
Could you help share health messages and guidance in your community, and keep an eye out for people who might need help or support? If so, why not become a Covid-19 Health Champion?
The champions programme builds on the excellent support that many people in Islington have already been giving to their communities during this very challenging year.
Free training and support is provided and champions are given the most up-to-date information to share, for example about NHS Test and Trace and social distancing.
Julia Bard, a Covid-19 Health Champion, said: I’ve been involved with Islington Mutual Aid Group since March. Our main aim, then, was to help neighbours get food, medication and essentials under lockdown. Now things are more complex; people are understandably confused and frightened about how to stay safe, and many are isolated. Through the Covid-19 Health Champions programme I’m developing skills to share accurate, local information and to encourage people to ask for the support they need.”
Anyone aged over 18 who works or volunteers in Islington can sign up, and can choose how little or how much they want to be involved. Email CHC@islington.gov.uk to find out more, or sign up via this online form.