Do you want to help keep your community safe from COVID-19?

VODA is harnessing the power of North Tyneside residents as Community Health Champions to play a vital role in sharing up to date, trusted health messages with people they know and care about during the COVID-19 pandemic.

There is so much information out there in the public realm that it is easy for misleading and inaccurate information to spread. VODA is recruiting a network of Community Health Champions from all walks of life who can share accurate information with their networks as they go about their lives.

Community Health Champions will reach out to their local community to pass on important messages to their friends, neighbours, colleagues, customers and service users. This role can also be carried out from home with Community Health Champions sharing information with their virtual networks.

VODA’s new Community Health Champion lead Alice Holliday will provide the network of champions with clear and easily communicable health messages in the form of infographics, animations and easy read posters. VODA will also provide support when clarification is needed or if further signposting to existing community services is required.

This is a new and exciting opportunity which will provide an essential service by helping local residents to be better informed and more able to adapt to change and to minimise the spread of  COVID-19. It does not require a huge time commitment and each Community Champion will identify the groups or people they would like to share this information with so can fit in easily with daily life.

If you would like to be a Community Health Champion, find out more and sign up at voda.org.uk/champions. Or you can contact Alice Holliday at VODA on 0191 643 2626, email alice.holliday@voda.org.uk for more information.

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