Healthwatch Blackpool recognises the benefit of a cohort of local volunteers who are skilled and experienced in engaging with members of the public.
Volunteers not only enrich the organisation by sharing their extensive local knowledge and intelligence but also support the Operational Team with our work by helping us to carry out our statutory responsibilities (see pages 7-8) .
As of 31 March 2017 Healthwatch Blackpool supported by four local volunteers who all reside in Blackpool.
Healthwatch Blackpool volunteers are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Clearance, reference checks and undergo induction and other relevant training.
Our volunteers take part in activities such as:
- Enter & View
- Mystery Shopping
- PLACE Assessments
- Peer Support
These are opportunities to be the eyes and ears of Healthwatch Blackpool, working on behalf of fellow residents of Blackpool. We welcome new ideas about the contribution volunteers can make to the work of Healthwatch Blackpool.