What is the role of a Diabetes Community Champion?
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.
Join our champions
- You are passionate to spread the word about diabetes.
- You have strong ties within your local community.
- You are committed to improve the health and wellbeing of your community.
- You are able to attend a 2-day training session organised in your local area.
- You commit to put into practice the knowledge gained at 3 events per year (minimum).
Hear from volunteers and people with Type 2 about the Community Champions Programme
If you are interested in applying, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and and tell us a bit more about yourself and the community you want to help.
The Community Champions Programme is available all over the UK with training sessions taking place in London, Birmingham, Kirklees, Bolton, Leicester, Cardiff and many more locations.
- Our Community Champion Zahoor helps raise awareness of Type 2 diabetes and prevention within South Asian communities. Read Zahoor's story.
- Read Tabassuma's story about raising awareness of Type 2 diabetes with her community and family members, as a Community Champion.