Youthwatch Rochdale

Youthwatch Rochdale is an initiative for young people who live, work or study in the Rochdale Brough aged 13 – 18 years old to share their views and experiences and have their say on health and social care in the Rochdale borough. This is an opportunity for young people to discuss issues, give feedback on services or share ideas on how improvements can be made. Ideas for discussion are: GP’s, Dental services, Hospital admissions and discharge, opticians etc. We currently meet via Zoom on the second Tuesday of the Month at 6:30pm to have discussions and share ideas and information. We would like you to help us gather feedback from your schools, organisations and communities around health and social care, in particular form young people. The Aim of Youthwatch: To engage the youth of Heywood, Middleton, Rochdale North, Rochdale South and the Pennines on Health and Social Care matters. Giving them greater voice and inclusion.
Duration: Ongoing
When can volunteers volunteer? Weekly, Fortnightly, Monthly

This grid shows when you can volunteer for this organisation. E.G Monday morning.

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Tasks the volunteer will be required to do:

As a volunteer member of Youthwatch Rochdale we would like you to gather feedback around health and social care services in the Rochdale Borough and then feed it back to us at our monthly meeting.
This can be via Pupil Voice Groups, your friends, sharing surveys, at groups or organisations you are a part of or if you have accessed a service yourself and would like to tell us about it.

It is important that youth voice is heard so that they can help decision makers when they are planning and delivering local services.
We value young people’s thoughts, ideas, opinions and their feedback on services in Rochdale, as they are their own experts. We want you to share views and opinions to enable us to help make services better.

Skill and Qualifications Required:

We ask that Volunteer Youthwatch Rochdale members have good listening skills and can respect the views and opinions of others.

Areas of Interest: Health and safety, Health and wellbeing, LGBT, Race and Ethnicity, Young people
Opportunity suitable for: 16-17 year olds, Groups, Online, School students, Short term commitment, Under 16s, With friends
What activities will the volunteer do? Research, Social media, Virtual Volunteering, Youth work
Skills gained in this role: Listening, Negotiating, Talking to others, Teamwork
Home based opportunity? Yes
DBS Check Required: No

About the host organisation

Hosted by: Healthwatch Rochdale
Organisation Profile: Who we are and what we do? We are the independent champion for people who use health and social care services. We’re here to make sure that those running services, put people at the heart of care. Our sole purpose is to understand the needs, experiences and concerns of people who use health and social care services and to speak out on their behalf. We focus on ensuring that people’s worries and concerns about current services are addressed. We work to get services right for the future. How we work? We are here to listen to what you like about services and what you think could be improved. No matter how big or small the issue, we want to hear about it. Where possible, we will let you know when changes are planned to services in our community and help you have a say. We will also encourage those in charge of local care to involve you when changes are being planned to services. You can also speak to us to find information about health and social care services available locally. Our approach? People's views come first - especially those who find it hardest to be heard. We champion what matters to you and work with others to find ideas that work. We are independent and committed to making the biggest difference to you.