Each month we will bring you behind the scenes to put the well deserved spotlight on our staff that help us make a difference to communities throughout the North East. Meet Vicky Williamson, Stockton-on-Tees Community Wellbeing Champions' Administrator!
Delivered by Pioneering Care Partnership (PCP) in partnership with Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council and Public Health Stockton, the Community Wellbeing Champion network has been established to empower and support the residents and communities of Stockton-on-Tees to stay up to date with key Public Health messages. The network helps to dispel misinformation, provide support and identify any barriers that face our communities.
Can you give an overview of your role?
My role is Administrator for the SCWC team (Stockton Community Wellbeing Champions), I work with Stockton Public Health to provide information for the Stockton-on-Tees Community via the Wellbeing Champions. We work closely with the Champions to help with the barriers and misbeliefs the community have around vaccines, services that is available and other reliable information that is needed to be given. I work four days a week, (two at the Stockton, two homeworking). I support the team by attending pop up events within Stockton to promote the project and recruit champions.
What do you like about working for the Stockton-on-Tees Community Wellbeing Champions, and the PCP?
I have worked within PCP from 2014, as part of the administration and reception team at the head office, the Pioneering Care Centre in Newton Aycliffe. As from May 2021, I took on the role of administrator for what was then Stockton Covid-19 Champions, which provided continuing updated information to Stockton-on-Tees by Public Health to the champions, for them to share within their communities. I am truly grateful to have been with the team when we won ‘Innovation as a Result of Covid-19’ as that showed how we got involved with the communities and spread key messages. We started to move away from COVID-19 and changed the direction of what we were helping with Public Health to Stockton, hence the new name SCWC.
What is the most rewarding aspect of the role?
I find my role interesting as we get to meet so many people and champions from different parts of the area and learn what they do and how they help us with sharing the information and gaining feedback. The team were able to take the feedback to Public Health and arrange walk in clinics to Billingham, this was down to the champions' input.
Has there been any additional training you’ve done since you started working for the PCP and Stockton-on-Tees Community Wellbeing Champions?
Since I’ve been in the role, I have done training around different things within the diverse groups and arranged training for the champions to participate in. I have been learning how to put things onto the social media with the marketing team, which I am really enjoying and want to know more.
If you are interested in joining our team, we have lots of opportunities across the North East and in sectors inclusive of health and wellbeing.
For more about what the PCP offers, visit www.pcp.uk.net, email email@example.com or call 01325 321234.