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Active Signposting

For the last few years, Volunteer Cornwall has been actively engaged in supporting the transformation agenda around health and care services in Cornwall. Much of this has been ‘behind the scenes’ work, creating the environment and conditions in which the VCS can engage and deliver its contribution to supporting people.

However, the Active Signpost Training has given us a chance to undertake some direct delivery for staff working on the front-line of primary care services.

It has been a pleasure and a privilege to work with such a dedicated and committed workforce and to help them further extend the range of help and support they can offer to patients.

Over 100 staff from 20 practices have attended sessions where they have had the chance to network and interact with colleagues, meet voluntary sector colleagues and take time out from their busy work schedules to consider their services from the patient’s perspective.

The feedback from staff has been overwhelmingly positive and we are delighted that so many of them have achieved, or are on their way to achieving, the AQA Unit Award linked to this training.

We now intend to roll out a form of Active Signposting training to non-medical settings within the community, replicating some of the good practice identified within the ‘Frome’ model.

If you and your community would like to find out if you can get involved contact your local area Community Maker:

Community Maker Area Telephone Email
Laura Chapman South East Cornwall
Saltash, Launceston, Liskeard & Looe
(& in between)
07968 706112 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Penny Steventon North Cornwall
Bude, Wadebridge & Bodmin
(& in between)
07968 706110 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Bill Davies Restormel
Newquay, Clays & St Austell
(& in between)
07395 797872 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Carolyn Trevethick Carrick
Truro, Falmouth & Perranporth
(& in between)
07968 706107 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Josh Clarke Kerrier
Camborne, Pool, Redruth, Helston & Lizard
(& in between)
07595 465429 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Chandelle Randall Penwith
Penzance & St Just
(& in between)
07974 706376 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Manda Brookman Penwith
St Ives & Hayle
(& in between)
07968 706113 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

“The town that’s found a potent cure for illness – community”
George Monbiot - 21st Feb 2018
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/feb/21/town-cure-illness-community-frome-somerset-isolation  (accessed 11/06/19)