Their work is impressive; from helping us shoot our new video to spreading the patient voice at local hospitals, working to raise our profile at GP surgeries and even developing our new North Somerset website. Due to Covid-19 we have been unable to hold our Volunteer Celebration Event, planned for June, but instead we have sent all of our volunteers personalised thank you cards to show our appreciation.
New ways of working
We are checking in with them while at home and identifying ways in which they can continue to contribute remotely. For example, they will be helping us by carrying out telephone surveys, representing Healthwatch at virtual meetings with partner agencies and continuing to participate in our Prioritisation Panels.