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Oxford City Council – Become a volunteer Community Champion – find out more

April 4, 2022

Oxford Community Champions Programme

Parts of Oxford are amongst the most deprived in the country. In these areas people die up to a decade earlier than those living in the wealthiest parts of Oxford. We want to end this inequality – and we need your help to do so.

We know that part of the reason why life expectancy is lower in some areas of Oxford is because people do not want to engage with health services. We want to learn more about these reasons, so that we can do something to tackle the issue.

We are looking to recruit volunteer Community Champions to meet with members of their community to understand the barriers to engaging with health services, whether that’s not visiting a GP or being hesitant to take a vaccine.

The Community Champions will have the flexibility and autonomy to design their approach to best suit their community – whether that’s through running a workshop with health colleagues, picnics at nearby park, or having conversations on social media. These Champions will be a long-term voice for their communities who will be fully involved not just in collecting insights to the barriers, but also being part of creating practical solutions to address these challenges, which will increase confidence and self-esteem.

Full details: Oxford Community Champions Programme | Oxford Community Champions Programme | Oxford City Council

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