Volunteer as a Dignity Champion

Healthwatch Central West London has statutory powers to  ‘Enter & View’ any publicly funded adult social service, such as care homes, hospitals, primary care services, adult residential units, and day centres in Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster.  After our visits, we publish reports on our findings that suggest improvements and draw attention to good practice. These reports can be found on our website. They are shared with service providers, commissioners, the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the local Overview & Scrutiny Committee, and Healthwatch England. 

What's involved?

As a Dignity Champion you will join a team of committed and supportive volunteers and will attend training on the role and the skills of the Dignity Champion, and how our role fits into the wider context of Healthwatch Central West London.   Further training opportunities on a range of skills and issues relating to health and care are offered throughout the year.  All Dignity Champions are required to have an enhanced DBS (disclosure and barring service) certificate with Healthwatch Central West London, which we will organise for you (the service is free to volunteers).

Download role description

If you would like to apply to be a dignity champion, please fill in the application form and be sure to refer to the Dignity Champion role description.

Have a question?

Jill Prawer, Dignity Champion Project Coordinator 
As Dignity Champions Project Coordinator, I am responsible for arranging ‘enter & view’ visits and writing the final report in collaboration with dignity champions.  I recruit and support dignity champions, arranging training and holding our bi-weekly coffee mornings where we discuss our current and upcoming projects.

If you are interested and would like to talk to me about the role, please ring 07730 484 655, or email jill.prawer@healthwatchcentralwestlondon