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Community Connectors

A Community Connector is someone who is well connected and a valued member of their community. They help pass on or signpost people to facts and support about the pandemic.

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council, Southend Association of Voluntary Services and partner organisations are reaching out to those who already share information in their community and could help this way.

You can help to get key information to people who may not get it otherwise. You can return information, ideas and questions to us.


What would I need to do?

When you sign up as a Community Connector you would get up-to-date information about COVID-19, as well as the “Test and Trace” system. For example you would provide information that lets anyone who has symptoms of COVID-19 know how they can quickly be tested. It helps trace close recent contacts of anyone who tests positive.

You would pass this information on when you can. You would use the usual ways you reach out to others. This would not be a hard or difficult task. You could share the information with anyone.

We can help you by:

  • Sharing social media posts with you,
  • Joining meetings to give information,
  • Giving content for your website.

You could help shape the growth of the test and trace approach. Tell us what is and isn’t working. Tell us any issues or concerns your community may have.

You could suggest someone else who may be a good fit for this role.


I’m interested. What next?

If you would like to be a Community Connector, please fill out this simple online form. It will tell us how and when to share information with you. Survey Monkey - Sign up form

Please join us.

We want real information to reach the community. We are in an age when “fake news” is easy to access.  

If you think you can help, please get in touch. Sign up today!

If you have any questions feel free to email connectors@savs-southend.co.uk or call Roger on 01702356027

  • Learn about the Community Connector project,
  • Ask questions,
  • Give us feedback.

Other support

Help us share information and send us feedback.

We will offer short training to build your skills. It’s not compulsory but might be of interest to you.

These online sessions are:

-        Make Every Contact Count

-        Using local directories to find assets

-        Using social media and other communication channels

-        Organising and engaging your group under coronavirus restrictions (online and offline)

 Last updated: 27 Aug 2020

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