Kensington and Chelsea Council is calling for as many residents as possible to become Covid-19 Health Champions, helping to reduce the spread of Coronavirus by sharing accurate and up to date health advice and guidance with friends, family and neighbours.
We know that many people have unanswered questions and that there have been various myths circulating in the community about Coronavirus and the vaccinations that are available. Health Champions will be amongst the first people to find out the latest information about what is happening, including the most up to date information on the vaccination rollout
Supporting the call for local Health Champions Cllr Cem Kemahli, Lead Member for Public Health, said:
“We know what a challenge the last year has been for all of us. With over 10 million people in the country now vaccinated we can see an end in sight, but it is vital we continue the effort to protect everyone. The Kensington and Chelsea Health Champions can play a vital role in helping to get the latest facts out to their communities.”
Cllr Anne Cyron, Lead Member for Communities. added:
“Health Champions will be a voice for the community, help to allay people’s concerns and ensure people have the facts and information to take informed decisions.”
There are online briefing sessions twice a week. You can attend either on Wednesday at 7pm or Friday at 10am to find out the latest information. Representatives from the Council’s Public Health department will be involved as well as different health organisations, depending on the topics, including local hospitals, clinical commissioning groups (CCG) and local GPs. This is a friendly supportive meeting that will allow you to listen and share experiences with other residents.
Go to www.rbkc.gov.uk and search health champions to sign up and help your community.