The Trust is the local lead for, and delivering, a social action scheme called "Q-Volunteering" in Health and Social Care.

The work is being done with Age UK Cambridgeshire and Peterborough and Equality Council UK (EC-UK) to recruit volunteers who will work alongside publicly-funded health and social care providers and help promote self-care.

The Q volunteers will be trained to work in their communities helping to promote self-care with a focus on long-term health conditions such as cardio-vascular disease (CVD), diabetes, hypertension, stroke and COPD.

Everyone is welcome to get involved and people within African, Caribbean and South Asian communities are especially encouraged to come forward as they have a higher risk of developing long-term health conditions; working with these communities can help encourage people to attend the events about these conditions. This in turn will help contribute to use of alternative pathways to support frequent callers to the ambulance service, and identifying and helping people find the appropriate help for their condition.

If you are interested in getting involved and becoming a Q volunteer for EEAST, please contact Laila Abraham Laila.abraham@eastamb.nhs.uk

Colleagues from EEAST are welcome to get involved and can volunteer with the programme too.