Neighbourhood Health Workers

Neighbourhood Health Workers

Based in your local communities, Neighbourhood Health Workers support community groups and organise health events and courses.

There are 12 Neighbourhood Health Workers, one in each neighbourhood in Manchester plus specialist Neighbourhood Health Workers who work with Age Friendly Manchester and Start Well Develop Well teams.

buzz Neighbourhood Health Workers focus on community development to increase the involvement of local people in improving their own wellbeing. By talking to local residents and getting to know them, they are able to find out what health and wellbeing initiatives people would like to see in their neighbourhoods and to support them in making them happen.

Neighbourhood Health Workers also support existing networks, partnerships and outreach projects focussing on health and wellbeing. Examples of some of these networks and partnerships include Age Friendly Manchester, Start Well Develop Well, and a wide range of neighbourhood workers including those from Manchester City Council.

Neighbourhood Health Workers also help to facilitate conversations with trusted people within communities. For example, identifying opportunities for early detection cancer screenings or flu immunisations in popular locations already naturally used by residents.

For more information on Neighbourhood Health Workers please contact 0161 271 0505.

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