Community Wellbeing Champions network

Are you already working with communities to improve their health and wellbeing?
Do you carry out work to help the people of Leicester protect themselves against Covid-19 and other poor health conditions?
Are you passionate about addressing the issues that cause some of our city’s diverse communities to experience worse health and wellbeing than others?
So are we!
Join us in the fight against health inequities and help to achieve better health and wellbeing for the people of Leicester by becoming a Community Wellbeing Champion today.

Who can join the Network?
Whether you are from an organisation such as a Voluntary, Community, and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector partner, a community or faith group, or a business, or you are involved in this area of work as an individual, as long as you champion better health and wellbeing in communities, you can join the Network.
Our only limitation is that you live in and/or support the people of Leicester, and that you are over 16 years old.

What is involved in being a Network Member?
Community Wellbeing Champions Network Members will receive an induction session, attend Network meetings, be on the mailing list for information and health messaging, and have the option of attending training, workshops, and events.

What, and how much, you do as a Network Member will depend on what you see as the needs in the community with which you work, how much time you can offer to the Community Wellbeing Champion role, what else you can bring to it, and what you want to take from it.

The activities that you could engage in, or support, could include:
• Health promotion events
• Community research on barriers and health needs
• Sharing knowledge and experience with local communities
• Signposting people to support and reducing social isolation
• Co-designing and shaping services
• Disseminating health messages

How do I sign up?

To become a member of the Leicester Community Wellbeing Champions Network please email us on wellbeingchampions@leicester.gov.uk to organise a chat with a member of the team.