Rochdale and Oldham Maternity Voices Partnership Volunteer Advocate

The Rochdale and Oldham Maternity Voices Partnership (ROMVP) is an NHS partnership group which includes women, birthing people and their families who use maternity services, commissioners, professionals, community organisations and providers. The aim of the Rochdale and Oldham MVP is to ensure that those who use maternity services get a chance to have their say about the care they are receiving. This feedback is then used to help shape and improve future service working in coproduction.
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 Rochdale and Oldham MVP Volunteer Advicate you will gather feedback around local Maternity Services across Rochdale and Oldham, this feedback will be used to improve services and also share the positive feedback to the relevant services.
This feedback can be gathered at Local groups that you attend, sharing of surveys, questionnaires and the feedback link via Healthwatch Rochdale.
You will meet other Rochdale and Oldham MVP Volunteer Advocates to discuss local Maternity Services (online - face to face when allowed), work in coproduction on information leaflets and flyers, share views and opinions and also attend the Virtual Rochdale and Oldham MVP Online meetings which are quarterly.


Healthwatch Rochdale and Rochdale and Oldham MVP Induction - virtual via Zoom.
Safeguarding and Confidentiality
DBS checks

Skill and Qualifications Required:

As a Rochdale and Oldham MVP Volunteer Advocate you will need good listening skills and to be open to others views and opinions. You must also be aware of confidentiality and be able to work as part of a team.

Rochdale and Oldham MVP Volunteer Advocates must be passionate about Maternity Services.

Areas of Interest: Families, Health and wellbeing, Hospitals, Women
Opportunity suitable for: Home, Micro, With friends
What activities will the volunteer do? Campaigning, Research, Social media, Support Work, Virtual Volunteering
Skills gained in this role: Listening, Organising, Reasoning, Talking to others, Teamwork
Home based opportunity? Yes
DBS Check Required: Yes

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.