About the project

Do you live with Chronic Obstruction Pulmonary Disease (COPD)?
Would you like to meet with others who understand what day to day life is like living with COPD in Southend?
Would you like to help shape the future of services for people with COPD in Southend?
Would you like to become a Community Connector?

The COPD Community Connectors Programme is a volunteering opportunity for people living in Southend who have COPD or care for someone with COPD. They are people who want to help improve care services and reduce health inequalities so that everyone can live well together.

Aims of Community Connectors

  • To share knowledge, learning experiences and stories from the local area
  • To inform and influence service providers
  • Share information
  • Build relationships with service providers

Reasons to get involved

  • Training workshops
  • Coaching Support
  • Access to Advisory Group
  • Make friends
  • Learn new skills
  • Reduce isolation
  • Impress yourself

Sharing lived experience and shaping services

The Community Connectors programme is designed to gain a deeper understanding of the lived experience of those living with COPD when accessing support and living a healthier life. It is also an opportunity to share what works well.

This programme forms part of the national drive to reduce health inequalities focusing on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).

If you would like to contribute to this programme and/or find out more about becoming a Community Connector please complete this questionnaire.

COPD Experiences Questionnaire

We have created a simple questionnaire to help identify key themes so the Community Connectors can promote the positives and help address those things that make life more difficult.

COPD Community Connectors Annual Project Report 22/23

Community Connectors

SAVS Centre, 29-31 Alexandra Street, SS1 1BW
Phone: 07944 056547