WHAT QUALITIES DO I NEED TO BECOME A COMMUNITY CHAMPION?
Do you care about your neighbourhood?
Can you work objectively with local residents and local agencies?
Are you prepared to undertake some training?
Can you give some spare time every week to volunteer?
Can you respect a confidence?
Are you willing to work within a set of established guidelines?
If you answered yes to the above questions, it is likely you would make a good Community Champion.
WHAT WOULD I BE EXPECTED TO DO?
Work as part of a team with other Community Champions.
Liaise with local agencies such as the Local Authority on behalf of local residents.
Identify local issues and network with the relevant agencies.
Hold or attend local meetings or surgeries as appropriate.
Mentor members of the public, by attending agency appointments with them.
Accompany a witness to court if they are giving evidence in an antisocial behaviour trial.
Do some office based work, such as writing up action plans and answering the telephone.
Learn about the role of statutory and local agencies and the services they offer.
This list is not exhaustive, and you may not have to do everything on it, it is just an example of the services we offer.