New support for local people
Online support in Doncaster has a new addition during these unique times as Healthwatch Doncaster introduces Daily Dose, a safe virtual space for people to engage, be informed and influence by sharing their stories.
Healthwatch Doncaster is keen to redefine how engagement opportunities are delivered and are fully maximising online avenues to do this, aiming to help bridge the gap between the public and health and social care services.
‘Daily dose’ hopes to provide people in the Borough an opportunity to share their views and opinions from how they are accessing health and social care services to where they are going for support relating to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Community Engagement Officer Natalie Bowler-Smith said:
“We hope that by structuring our project around daily delivery of engagement, whilst still offering support and advice, we will offer people an opportunity to structure their days and utilise our campaign to remember the days of the week.”
Each day has as different topic that hopes to provide a mixture of inspiration, sharing stories, and bringing a change to daily conversations. There is no password required to join our Zoom meetings.
Make a difference Monday – 11am – Facebook Live
Help make positive change happen in your local community
Talk to us Tuesday – 11am to 12pm – Zoom ID: 847-915-9356
Join our team for a friendly chat
What’s YOUR story? Wednesday – 11am to 12pm – Zoom ID: 847-915-9356
Tell us about your experiences
Tech Thursday – 11am to 12pm – Zoom ID: 847-915-9356
Help you make the most of the digital world
Feel good Friday – 11am to 12pm – Facebook Live or Zoom ID: 847-915-9356
Helping you start the weekend feeling good.
Andrew Goodall, Chief Operating Officer of Healthwatch Doncaster, said:
“Engage, Inform Influence has always been the message behind our engagement activities, and during Covid-19 we’ve adapted our approach to realise that many people will want to keep supported and informed by online channels."
All sessions will be delivered via Zoom except for Monday’s Make A Difference that will be broadcast on Facebook Live. Each daily dose will be delivered at the same time each day at 11am, to further compliment the structure of daily routines.
There has even been interest from local business and community groups who have offered their time in kind to keep their local community going.
Doncaster hypnotherapist Karen Lewchenco, who will be involved in a Daily Dose session, said: “I am honoured to take part in this project as we are all trying to do our bit to help people keep going.”
If you are a local organisation or business who would like to contribute to our daily dose, get in touch today
NOTES TO EDITORS
Healthwatch Doncaster is a Community Interest Company as of 1st July 2016, working across Doncaster supporting the improvement of health and care services through engagement, involvement and influence.
This entails engagement work throughout the community and signposting people to the right service.
Due to the Covid-19 situation, all existing delivery of Healthwatch activities has been conducted remotely since the 17th March 2020.
Press release contact:
Community Engagement Officer Natalie Bowler-Smith
Chief Operating Officer Andrew Goodall