Community Ambassadors

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The Community Ambassador Project is all about helping local people know about, have access to, benefit from and be able to influence services which could help improve physical and mental health. You can get involved as much or as little as you like!

Please click here for more information and a list of their meeting dates.

Work done locally to improve services

  • Share Information, Go to events, collect leaflets etc
  • Produced a community directory
  • Worked on improving the Hub library services
  • Contribute to PACT meetings in Ely & Caerau
  • Worked on restoring the No 12 bus service
  • Youth PACT in Secondary School
  • CA Awareness raising at GP Surgeries – Alcohol & Substance Misuse

 

Influencing Council & Local Services

  • Cardiff Council budget Priorities
  • Work around Universal Credit
  • Cardiff Debate
  • Attend Cardiff West Neighbourhood Partnership Meetings
  • Contributed to Consultations on Family Information Services
  • CA Forum Meeting – Local Elected Councillors
  • Contributed to Cardiff Citizens Launch

 

Influencing Wales Wide Services

  • Visited, attended training and respond to relevant National Assembly for Wales Enquiries – e.g Votes at 16, Rented housing Bill & Recycling.
  • Voting registration workshops

 

Work around Health & Wellbeing

  • NHS service models – around avoiding Unscheduled Care (111 Service)
  • 50 + Forum
  • Dementia Care training
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Community Health Council – Health Watch Meeting
  • Mental Health Service Providers
  • Men & Boys Equality
  • Contributed to the NHS 10 year plan – Shaping our Future Wellbeing
  • Contributed to Local Mental Health Partnership Board – Carer’s Views
  • CA Forum Meetings – Carers, Mental Health

Achievements:

  • 98 community members have promised to share information in the community on services / activities that could help could help improve physical & mental health.
  • 52 active volunteers in the community
  • 19 continue to be directly involved in Community Ambassador’s activities to influencing service provision
  • Community Ambassador volunteers have contributed 961 volunteer hours in one year.
  • Community Ambassadors have engaged with 62 service providers, worked more closely with 32 service providers ranging from Welsh Government Ministers to voluntary sector service delivery staffs.
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