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Project Smith: Community Connectors Training Course

  • Want to be healthier, happier and live longer?
  • Want to make a difference in your local community?
  • Want to learn new skills to improve your health and wellbeing?

Project Smith Community Connectors is all about people living in Lambeth who want to get involved in improving health and wellbeing where they live. 

Community Connectors are individuals who signpost people to local services and organisations that may improve their wellbeing.  Community Connectors get four days’ free training, gaining a qualification – Level 2 in Supporting Behaviour Change accredited by the Royal Society of Public Health.  The training dates are 21, 25 & 26 February and 4 March 2019

As well as receiving training, Community Connectors meet monthly for supervision sessions. This
involves going on a ‘Safari’ to a local organisation and learning about the services offered.

Feedback on Community Connectors:

"Since becoming a Community Connector, I have found it so much easier to approach people and be more aware of the support I can offer. Community connecting has given me the knowledge and confidence to build relationships and promote health & wellbeing within the community" Dena, a connector who is also a mentor and community activist, SW16

“I have learned so much through the Connectors programme that I feel like a walking/talking community notice board,” says Charlotte, a connector who also received a small grant to help run the Loughborough Farm Café, SW9.

The Community Connector programme is open to people aged 18 an over who work live in Lambeth who are working in their local community in an unpaid capacity.

For more information, including the job description and application form, please contact Dave Goslyn:

Email dave.goslyn@nhs.net  

Tel.: 07540 095696