Our volunteers are at the heart of what we do.

Out in the community everyday listening to people to find out if health and care is working for them. Hearing their stories and experiences: patients, families, carers, staff and professionals too. Visiting hospital wards, GP's, local services and people having home care. Attending health and social care meetings to report on what decisions are being made about your services.

Their work guides what issues we report on and feeds into our local and national reports. We couldn't do what we do without them.

 

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People gave up their time last year to help make a difference to local health and care services.

“Meeting people in their own homes has blown away any preconceptions and given me a whole new perspective of ‘old’ and ‘vulnerable’”

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What can I do as a volunteer?

Whether you have an hour to spare or you want something regular, there are so many ways you can get involved: speaking to people about their experiences, visiting services, talking to professionals, attending health and social care meetings, or simply helping us in the office and with our social media.

Volunteer Roles

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Meet Our Volunteers

Just personal experiences from their own lives and of family and friends, or from health and social care, business or education, other sectors. Our volunteers have a variety of backgrounds and interests and the common thread is they all want to do something to make a difference.

Meet our Volunteers

Through volunteering, I have constantly felt like I'm doing something positive, and making a difference to health and social care