10 / 9 / 2013 8.21am
We're looking for regional coordinators to support and stay in contact with the other Care Makers in your region.
We know you are very busy studying, working and being a Care Maker, so we are recruiting a minimum of two coordinators in each of the eight regions.
Together you will help support the Care Makers by:
- sharing information and communications from Care Maker HQ to Care Makers in your region
- supporting the recruitment of new Care Makers in your region
- feeding back to Care Maker HQ once a month with ideas and news from your patch
- letting us know how we can support you and the activity in your patch
- helping your local Care Makers get together and answer questions or share ideas
- attending national welcome events to meet the new Care Makers in your patch
- buddying up with new Care Makers in your region and encouraging them to attend events and showing them the ropes
- supporting us to ensure local and national events are well represented and a good variety of the Care Makers from across your region attend.
What does a regional coordinator do?
We want you to be proud of your region and the Care Makers that you support.
Supporting Care Makers in your region can be as simple as having a get together at local events, meeting up for a coffee or keeping in touch with each other on Facebook, twitter, text or via email.
The Care Maker family is still growing and so are our numbers in each region. Some regions already have as many as 30 Care Makers, and some only have three.
We also need your help to identify potential Care Makers and help us grow the numbers in your patch, this could be as simple as:
- talking to your trust or university about your role and the benefits of having Care Makers on board
- doing a short presentation to your colleagues or fellow students at the end of a lecture
- simply chatting with your friends and NHS colleagues about your role and why they should get involved.
What are the regions?
Region 1: North West. This patch includes: Lancashire, Liverpool, Manchester, Salford, Cumbria, Chester, Cheshire and Blackpool.
Region 2: Yorkshire & the Humber and the North East. This patch includes: Huddersfield, Wakefield, Sheffield, York, Hull, Tyne & Wear, South Tyneside and Teeside.
Region 3: East Midlands. This patch includes: Derby, Nottingham, Lincoln and Northampton.
Region 4: East of England. This patch includes: Hertfordshire, Suffolk, Norfolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire, East Anglia and Basildon.
Region 5: London. This patch covers all of London
Region 6: South East. This patch includes: Bedford, Kent, Oxford, Surrey, Canterbury, Buckinghamshire, Brighton, Peterborough, Middlesex, Croydon, Sussex, Hampshire and Southampton.
Region 7: South West. This patch includes: Swindon, Cornwall, Somerset, Bristol and Gloucestershire.
Region 8: West Midlands. This patch includes: Wolverhampton, West Midlands, Birmingham, Coventry, Staffordshire, Herefordshire, Warwickshire, Shropshire and Worcester.
How do I become a regional coordinator?
Anyone who is a Care Maker can apply to be a regional coordinator. If you are interested in the role and are available to attend our welcome event for new Care Makers on the 23 October, please email email@example.com stating which patch you would like to be a coordinator for.