As part of Sussex Health and Care Partnerships’ commitment to patient and public involvement, a project to introduce volunteer Community Ambassadors across Sussex was launched in September 2019. Funding was awarded to the Sussex Clinical Commissioning Groups to lead the 12-month project.
The Community Ambassador Project will support the Sussex Health and Care Partnership to:
What is a community ambassador?
Community ambassadors will play a key role in helping the Sussex Health and Care Partnership understand what is important to local people and make sure NHS services are what people need.
The purpose of the role is to:
There are three types of community ambassador roles:
It is anticipated that the first cohort of community ambassadors will be in their voluntary roles by May 2020.
Community ambassador task and finish group
A Task and Finish group has been established to oversee the design and development of the Community Ambassador Project, compromising of four Public Members, Healthwatch, a voluntary sector organisation, an Engagement Champion from Horsham and Mid Sussex CCG, a member of staff from Brighton and City Council, a member of staff from East Sussex County Council, a member of staff from West Sussex County Council and representatives from the Sussex CCGs’ Public Involvement Team.
The papers for the Task and Finish Group are available below:
For further information about the project, please contact Isabel Costello (Sussex CCGs’ Senior Public Involvement Officer, email@example.com, 07920244988).