VAC recruits and trains Community Health Advocate Volunteers to work with local GP practices promoting community based health and well-being services.
The Community Health Advocates develop local knowledge which makes them an important link between communities and health service commissioners.
The volunteers build good relations with local GPs to support people to engage with health services and to access the services they need to maintain good health. The volunteers are also a voice for the community about what kinds of services people want in their neighbourhoods to help them to improve their health and stay healthy.
Find out more about the Community Health Advocates Project