The pandemic brought all our face-to-face work across Peterborough to a sudden stop last year and meant we had to find new ways of connecting with people online.
Over the last 18 months, Engagement Manager Sue and colleagues Rebwar and Andy, pictured above, have been doing lots of online work, staying in touch with different services and making new community group contacts.
Now, with groups and activities beginning to open up again, our Healthwatch is thrilled to be accepting invitations to go along and hear from their members.
Getting out and about again
July and August have been busy with the team attending lots of groups and summer events.
Over the last two months they’ve met up with:
- The Kenyan and Pakistani communities in Peterborough
- Homeless people at hostels and at food banks
- Older people’s projects in Huntingdon
- Local people across Eastern European communities in Wisbech
- Vulnerable and at-risk families
- People getting their Covid jabs at vaccination centres
- The LGBTQ+ community at Peterborough Pride
Rebwar’s also met the Mayor of Peterborough and made lots of contacts with different communities at the event.
Meanwhile, Andy’s been reaching out to groups in South Cambridgeshire and is meeting up with groups including Arthritis forums, Rotary Clubs and Ely University of the Third Age, U3A.
Look out for us this autumn!
The Engagement diary is filling up so do look out for us at autumn activities and visits near you. We’ll be chatting to local students at college fresher fairs, visiting hospitals across our area to hear your stories. And lots more.
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