VAC recruits and trains local people to volunteer in Camden GP practices. These Community Health Advocates promote community based services and activities that contribute to a healthier lifestyle. The project will increase local knowledge (including GP knowledge) about prevention and health improving activities delivered by local organisations. Our long term aim is to develop the Community Health Advocate role in local NHS commissioning.
You can read stories about the Health Advocates project via our Health Advocates Blog. If you are involved in local community or health groups or if you would like to be involved in helping people to learn more about how to improve their health, please get in touch. VAC offers free training and on-going support to volunteers who can offer their time to become Community Health Advocate Volunteers.
This project is delivered in partnership with: