Contacts

NORTHAMPTON, UK

uafricanassociation@gmail.com
07932 519532 / 07508 417140
Community Champions is a new initiative designed to support those who have been most negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The aim of the project is to accelerate the offering of helpful advice, guidance and vaccination information to the community to ensure that they remain safe. Our newly appointed Community Champions are here to help accelerate the offering of helpful Covid-19 advice, guidance and vaccination information to ensure that people remain safe, healthy and happy. Community Champions can help with important support to help you and your family and offer a range of workshops and community activities that are both online and in-person. Support Northamptonshire are excited to launch Community Champions Programme for Wellingborough. Funded by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) and North Northamptonshire Council, Community Champions is aimed at supporting communities adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. For Wellingborough, the Community Champions Programme aims to support people from Black (Asian, African-Caribbean and African) communities and Disabled people (people with physical or sensory disabilities, learning disabilities and long-term medical conditions). Partners are currently recruiting Community Champions from local communities with the aim to accelerate the offering of helpful Covid-19 advice, guidance and vaccination information to the community to ensure that people remain safe, healthy and happy. Community Champions will provide practical help to enable IT access, access to food and other provisions as well as encouraging people to take part in events and activities that contribute positively to physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. The Community Champions Programme’s ultimate objective is to save lives by communicating the most accurate and up-to-date Covid-19 health information and building trust with local people and communities. Pratima Dattani, from Support Northamptonshire, commented “Black communities and disabled people have experienced higher number of deaths through Covid-19, greater hospital admissions and more people have needed greater reassurance to take vaccinations. The combination of community-led support and a varied programme of creative sessions and practical help will offer these communities the support they need to live safe, healthy and happy lives.” Gill Chapman from North Northamptonshire Council says we are fortunate to have been supported by MHCLG to lead a Community Champions scheme in Wellingborough. This will support some of the communities most impacted by Covid19 and offer reassurance and guidance over the next important stages. Partners include Wellingborough District Hindu Association, Indian Hindu Welfare Organisation, Pravasi Mandal, United African Association, Teamwork Trust and Made with Many. For further details contact
ZOOM: United African Association Community Champions Upcoming events
United African Association's Community Champions helping out at a vaccination clinic on Sunday 15th August pictured with local police, the mayor of Wellingborough.
United African Association's Community Champions Events
Community Champions Key Services

Single Point of Access to support – telephone number below

Support with benefits

Support with advice on housing and support

Urgent support while in hospital or when discharged from hospital

One to one support

Support with urgent provision e.g. Food

Support with employment and access to employment advice

Get in touch
  • anne.wankiiri@supportnorthamptonshire.org.uk
  • 07522 111326