This project, previously named the Stockton-on-Tees Covid-19 Community Champions, was launched in January 2021 during the UK’s third national lockdown.
The project is managed by the third sector organisation Pioneering Care Partnership and works in partnership with Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council and Public Health Stockton who fund the project.
The Community Wellbeing Champion network has been established to empower and support the residents and communities of Stockton-on-Tees to stay up to date with key Public Health messages. The network helps to dispel misinformation, provide support and identify any barriers that face our communities.
As a Wellbeing Champion you’ll be able to share the latest health and wellbeing key messages including Covid-19 guidance issued by Public Health with your friends, family and community. As a Community Wellbeing Champion your trusted relationship with the people you represent is invaluable to the dissemination of health and wellbeing messages as well as the collation of community feedback.
Our service model follows 3 steps; Connect, Work and Change, which outlines how we strive to run the project and manage our Champions.
We want to engage all communities in creating solutions to:
- Minimise barriers and challenges.
- Minimise impact on wellbeing.
To enable us to move forward and protect people together we will provide:
- Opportunities for a two-way conversation between public health and the residents.
- Sharing of information and ideas.
- Sharing the perspective and experiences of different communities and learning from best practice solutions.
If you would to become a Champion within the Stockton-on-Tees area, please click the link below: