Community Representatives act as the public voice to make sure that Surrey Heath CCG and the Adult Social Care Services of Surrey County Council engage and listen to the views of local people in order to provide services that truly reflects what the local population want and need. They bring specific knowledge and experience, as a member of the local community. Furthermore, Community Representatives are committed to continuously improving health outcomes, tackling health inequalities and securing best use of public money and contribute to ensuring that the organisation values diversity and promotes equality.

Community Representatives attend Public Engagement Group meetings every quarter for around two hours and Public Meetings every quarter also for around two hours.

Initial and ongoing training and support is provided as well as the opportunity to take part in training offered by NHS England when appropriate. Community Representatives are supported by our Communications team should they have any worries, concerns or comments. They are  and provided with ad hoc updates as required on the specific tasks/projects, activities and news they are involved in and regular updates are provided via the Public Engagement Group.

Networking opportunities are offered through numerous events including our Public Meetings and joint projects undertaken with neighbouring CCGs across the Frimley Health and Care Integrated System. These give our Community Representatives the opportunity to meet their peers, discuss the latest news and projects they have been involved with and the chance to share whether they feel happy in their role or if there are any development or support needs.

Meet our Community Representatives

Liz Sawyer

“After retiring from a long career in the Information Technology services sector I decided to apply my skills through volunteering in the health and social care sector, an area which I am passionate about. Our son has complex special needs and volunteering is an opportunity to give something back to the community that supports us.

Volunteering as a Community Representative with the CCG means that I can engage with local people and advance their ideas to help to shape improvements to health and social care services that are needed. I believe that health and social care services need to be accessible and effective to meet individuals' needs in our community.

My hobbies include reading (preferably biographies on a warm beach), spending time with family and cycling on flat terrain.”

You can contact Liz via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Trefor Hogg

“I was born in Hackney and grew up in North London. I went to University at Queen Mary College in Mile End studying Plant Biology and Microbiology supported by part time work in local garages and bars.

My working life started with Camden Social Services specialising in areas of multiple deprivation and mental health issues before moving into Information Technology. Over the last twenty years I have helped various organisations deliver on Corporate Social Responsibility. For example, while working for IBM I spent 1999 to 2000 in South Africa helping establish a city-wide council for Johannesburg.

Now that I am “retired”, I work full time on local community issues and as a Trustee for two local charities (Old Dean Community Group and Surrey Heath Tree Wardens). I volunteer as a Community Representative for the CCG and participate in the Early Help Family Partnership for Old Dean. In my spare time I do some local history research, campaign for better protection for Nature, and try to improve my wildlife photography.”

People living in deprived areas of our local population often need additional support to ensure they pursue healthy lifestyles. Trefor is at the forefront of the CCGs engagement with the Old Dean community by helping to identify health needs and ensuring residents are aware of and able to access healthcare services.

“Old Dean has many residents who are challenged on a daily basis, it also has an enormous sense of community. I feel very strongly that we all have a duty to work to give back to our community and I want to make Old Dean a better place for everybody.”

You can contact Trefor via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

To find out more about becoming a Community Representatives or to meet an existing Community Representative or attend Public Meetings please click here to register your interest