Other Opportunities

Free accredited training – Understanding the Health and Social Care Environment

Places are available on the Understanding the Health and Social Care Environment (UHSCE) online training course which is accredited by Certa and is available to current NHS volunteers. The course is divided into three sections: about the stakeholders, about tools and methods for influencing health and social care, and about how you can present your community issues to have maximum impact for positive change. The course starts on 12 March 2019 and ends with a full day of assessed presentations where participants have an opportunity to share their projects they have been working on as part of the course, gather practical advice on how to develop their work further, and to network. For more information about the course and how to apply please email: england.ppve-learning@nhs.net .


St Helens Parent Carer Forum

4th annual Information and Networking Day. The event runs from 10.30 to 14.00. Refreshments will be available throughout the day.

The address is St. Helens Town Hall, Victoria Square, St. Helens, WA10 1HP.
More information can be found on the networking day flyer.


Share your views on proposals to help the NHS deliver its long term plan.

The NHS has launched a call for views on how targeted amendments to the law could help local and national health organisations work together more effectively to improve services for patients. For more information please visit NHS Englands website.


Become a Dementia Friend

People with dementia get by with a little help from their friends. And anybody can become a Dementia Friend. It’s just about understanding a bit more about dementia and the small things you can do to help people with the condition.

People with dementia want to carry on going about their daily lives and feeling included in their local community, but they sometimes need a helping hand to do so. Dementia Friends learn a little bit about what it's like to live with dementia and turns that understanding into action. This could be helping someone find the right bus or being patient in a till queue if someone with dementia is taking longer to pay. Every action counts.

Being a Dementia Friend isn’t about volunteering or fundraising (though you can do that too if you want).

Click on the image below and follow the steps to become a Dementia Friend.