High Legh Street Champion Project - Role of the Champion

Co-ordinating Organisations: High Legh Parish Council and High Legh Community Association

At this difficult time, there are many people that we know are struggling. It may be because they have to self isolate, or they cannot drive, or are anxious about leaving the house. We can all play our part, however big or small. Organisations across Cheshire East are looking for people to volunteer locally to them - whether it is walking someone's dog, posting a letter or even doing some shopping.

Role of the Street Champion

Be a point of contact for everyone in your street, particularly supporting people who are isolated in their homes and key workers in your street(s) who may have difficulties with fitting in day to day activities like shopping.

Volunteering activities may include picking up / delivering goods, emergency dog walking, phone support, posting mail, and communicating with the neighbours in your street so they can safely help each other.

Is a DBS check required for this role?: see separate guidance notice 

Do you pay expenses?: No

What training is available for the volunteer?:

Safeguarding and role related training is available through webinars, and factsheets on the web.

What support is available for the volunteers?:

Volunteers will be supported by the team providing

  1. Co-ordinating Central Team who can be contacted on 07808 207342 and 07510 749847 (manned by volunteers too)
  2. Whats App Street Champion Group
  3. Facebook Group ‘My High Legh’
  4. Website information pages at www.highlegh.org.uk