Community Champions educate and raise awareness of diabetes and Diabetes UK by organising stalls, talks, presentations and healthy living days at community centres, health fairs and local festivals.
They reach and engage people from ethnic minority groups and other socioeconomically deprived communities.
They explain what Type 2 diabetes is, who is at risk, signs and symptoms, myths and misconceptions, complications, and the NHS services that are available – in a way that is culturally appropriate.
We are looking to create further support in Hastings and East Sussex. If you are passionate and would like to spread the word about diabetes, have strong ties within the local community and are committed to improve the health and wellbeing of the local community, then support us by raising awareness in your local area.
Our Community Champions will attend a training class (virtual) to learn more about diabetes and Diabetes UK, and when completed you'll be given the tools and information you need to start arranging talks and events in your local area. Training classes happen regularly throughout the year, but your local volunteering team can tell you more about what training is available and when. It's important to note that there is no medical training, and you will not be qualified to give medical advice about diabetes.