Community Representatives make sure that Surrey Heath CCG and the Adult Social Care Services of Surrey County Council engages and listens to the views of local people in order to provide services that truly reflects what the local population want and need.

Community Representatives are full members of the Public Engagement Group, ensuring that Surrey Heath CCG and the Adult Social Care services of Surrey County Council takes on board and implements the views of the Surrey Heath community.

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 is provided as well as the opportunity to take part in training offered by NHS England's Patient and Public Involvement hub.  You will be supported by the Communications team should you have any worries, concerns or comments and will be provided with regular updates on tasks/projects, activities and news.

Networking opportunities are offered through numerous events. These give you the opportunity to meet your peers, discuss the latest news and projects you have been involved with and the chance to share whether you feel happy in your 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.”

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.”

 To meet our Community Representatives or attend Public Meetings please click here to register your interest