Free training for health staff

Voluntary Action Calderdale funding fair held at the Elsie Whiteley Inovation Centre, Halifax. Brian Crossley and Rod Stott from  Whitwell Green Play and Grow with Maggie Opacic and Olivia Swingler from Voluntary Action Calderdale.

Voluntary Action Calderdale funding fair held at the Elsie Whiteley Inovation Centre, Halifax. Brian Crossley and Rod Stott from Whitwell Green Play and Grow with Maggie Opacic and Olivia Swingler from Voluntary Action Calderdale.

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Have your say

Workers and volunteers in the local health sector are being given the chance to take part in a free training programme.

Voluntary Action Calderdale is looking for people with strong community links to join the Engagement Champions scheme, which enables them to participate in discussions about changes to health services and represent others.

The training, which is available in Halifax, Todmorden and Elland, helps health professionals and volunteers deal with the public. Members of organisations such as Disability Support Calderdale have already completed the courses.

“It’s more than just having your say, it can support communities to have their voice heard whilst earning for groups and organisations,” said Megan Vickery, from Voluntary Action Calderdale.

David Naylor, from Disability Support Calderdale, has been an engagement champion since 2013.

“The training has helped everyone at Disability Support re-evaluate their engagement skills with the public and has given our organisation new opportunities for funding and research,” he said.

To book a place on a course, contact Megan Vickery on 01422 431094.