Health Champion, Hayely Archer (in green berlow) , talks about her
I first started at grapevine in summer 2012 as the regional
health champion for people with learning disabilities. I had an
interview with Ellen and Angela it went very well, I was so
thrilled when I was told I got the job.
I found it hard to get my head around the new health self
assessment framework at first.
There was a lot of preparation work to be done for the two
training days I was going to deliver with my work equivalent Siraaj
from changing our lives.
I did my first two training days in September 2012 where I met
the local health champions their supporters, and two people who
work for the strategic health authority. They were called Ranjit
and Laurence. Who were going to be working with me on this
It was really nice to get to know the local health champions find
out all about them also tell them all about me too.
I really enjoyed doing those days found it to be fun too.
In October 2012 I went to the different parts of the west midlands
visiting different hospital settings talking to health
professionals and commissioners about the health needs of people
with learning disabilities.
At the end of the health self assessment framework project we had
a evaluation day in Birmingham inviting the local health champions
to come back in December finding out what we all saw where we
visited these services .
In January I've started working on a different project. I went
with Angela to two
events last week. The first one was the clinical consultation
event in university hospital Coventry. Where it was different
people working for the hospital I like chatting to them I found it
very in resting and informative.
I had the health self assessment framework conference last Friday
I was presenting with my work colleague Siraaj the day went very
well it was lovely to see my mum come she
very proud of me. I was pleased how many people came too.
Everyone enjoyed the day. I had a microphone on me when I was
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