Appeal for volunteers to help get word out in Enfield on blood pressure checks

Healthwatch Enfield’s outreach officer Stefanie Schidlowski urges residents to get involved with its community engagement programme

Blood pressure being read
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Are you passionate about improving the health and well-being of your community? Do you have an interest in raising awareness about the risks of high blood pressure and are from the black, Caribbean and Asian community? If so, join our group of ‘community connectors’ and make a real difference in Enfield. 

As a community connector, you will have the opportunity to engage with your community, attend events, and have conversations about the importance of regular health check-ups and lifestyle choices. By doing so, you will gather invaluable data about community experiences of high blood pressure and identify any barriers to accessing regular check-ups. 

To ensure you are equipped for your role, Healthwatch Enfield will provide training on taking blood pressure readings and understanding the risks associated with high blood pressure. In the initial stages, you will receive support in organising events and conducting blood pressure tests. Additionally, resources and a free blood pressure device will be provided to aid in your work. 

By becoming a community connector, you will play a crucial role in raising awareness about the risks of high blood pressure and working towards reducing health disparities in underserved communities. Your voice, together with others in the community, will be heard by decision-makers in the NHS, leading to tangible improvements in healthcare services. 

The role of a healthy heart community connector is vital in improving the health and well-being of Enfield residents. Healthwatch Enfield will provide you with the necessary support and resources to make a meaningful impact. Join us today and become a part of this exciting project aimed at enhancing heart health in Enfield. 

To sign up, please visit our website or contact Healthwatch Enfield for more information. Together, let’s build a healthier and stronger community. 

For more information, join our free online webinar on the 5th of September at 11am: