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Healthwatch York volunteers - we can’t do this without you!

Healthwatch York volunteers are people who want to make a real difference to the way our health and social care services are run. Our volunteers come from a wide variety of backgrounds, with a varying range of skills and interests. Some volunteers are able to devote quite a lot of their time to Healthwatch York, others are not available as much. We have a number of volunteer roles and we try to make sure that everyone is in the role which suits them best.

• Representatives                               
• Enter and View visitors
• Community Champions          
• Readability group members
• PLACE (Patient Led Assessment of the Care Environment)

There are also a number of volunteers on our leadership group –  please contact us if you’d like more details.

Could you be a Healthwatch York enter and view visitor?

We are currently recruiting volunteers to become enter and view visitors - our first enter and view training workshop takes place in October.  As a trained enter and view visitor you will take part in visits to health and social care services as part of a planned programme of work to:

• observe services as they are being delivered
• collect the views of service users (patients and residents), their carers and relatives

Could you be a Healthwatch York Community Champion?

Healthwatch Community Champions are volunteers who spread the word about Healthwatch in their area and help residents get the best out of local services.   You will be given information about advice and support agencies in York and you will:

• identify local events and activities to attend
• work with Healthwatch York to establish a regular drop-in event at a community venue in your local area
• gather information about the experiences of local residents in health and social care services in York
• help identify local organisations and groups who can provide advice and support about health, social care and wellbeing.

If you are interested in applying, or you would like more information about these roles, contact the Healthwatch York team for an application pack or for an informal chat. Email, call 01904 621133, or see our website at

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