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.

Who can get involved with Neighbourhood Health Workers?

People who live within the Manchester area can get involved and benefit from the work of buzz Neighbourhood Health Workers.

The Manchester area includes the following neighbourhoods:

Ancoats, Clayton & Bradford, Ardwick & Longsight, Baguley, Sharston & Woodhouse Park, Brooklands & Northenden, Cheetham & Crumpsall, Chorlton, Whalley Range & Fallowfield, City Centre, Didsbury, Burnage & Chorlton Park, Gorton & Levenshulme, Higher Blackley, Harpurhey & Charlestown, Hulme, Moss Side & Rusholme, Miles Platting, Newton Heath & Moston, Withington & Old Moat.

What can Neighbourhood Health Workers offer me?

Neighbourhood Health Workers help Manchester residents to:

  • Feel motivated to improve their own wellbeing
  • Explore what health and wellbeing initiatives they would like to see in their neighbourhoods
  • Make these initiatives happen with the support of Neighbourhood Health Workers

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.

How do I contact buzz’s Neighbourhood Health Workers?

Why not contact your local buzz Neighbourhood Health Worker by phone, text or email? Find all their contact details here.

You can also email buzz@gmmh.nhs.uk, call 0161 271 0505, or write to us at the below address:

buzz Manchester Health & Wellbeing Service, 1st Floor, Fallowfield Library, Platt Lane, Fallowfield, Manchester, M14 7FB


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