TSL Kirklees: Community Champions evaluation
In 2021, trusted local community groups and individuals from variety of communities across Kirklees were recruited to help increase vaccine uptake and promote Covid safety. Their approach was to be flexible and adaptable and made use of existing trusted relationships to empower communities to find the best ways to address barriers, start conversations, and reach local people. Their work was particularly focused on deprived areas, and community grants were given out to support new ideas and initiatives. The model had great impact and achieved more that it originally set out to. It was recommended that it be kept going for other health-related issues and projects.
See a video made by Kirklees Council at the beginning of the Community Champions work: