You Said, We Did

You SaidWe Did

We need to record those mums who we know breastfeed, even if they don't breastfeed within the Baby Bistro session.
Kirklees Breastfeeding Peer Supporter

Weekly recording sheets changed to split the 'Breastfeeding' column into two, to now record the figures as suggested.

Would it be possible for us to nominate fellow volunteers at the annual awards nights for the Volunteers Award?
Kirklees Breastfeeding Peer Supporter

Volunteers now invited to nominate either fellow volunteers and/or Locala colleagues at annual awards night.

The welcome area in the new Baby Café feels too clinical and cold.  Can families be invited to wait in a different area of the building?
Kirklees Breastfeeding Peer Supporter

Welcome area moved to a more comfortable, carpeted room.  Families have fed back this makes them feel more settled and is a better environment for both them and their babies whilst they wait.

I’m quite cold in the winter, is there something I can wear over my polo-shirt?
Cleckheaton Health Centre – Patient Helper

Locala fleeces are now automatically provided for all Patient Helper/Supporters based within health centres

It would be good to know where mums have heard about Baby Bistro and record this somewhere.
Kirklees Breastfeeding Peer Supporter

Contact sheets re-designed to include the question "How did you hear about Baby Bistro?" and rolled out for use across all sites.

My induction felt a bit rushed and I would have benefitted from being able to spend time with another volunteer.
Walk in Centre – Patient Helper

All new volunteers are now invited to attend an induction with an existing volunteer for their first shift.  The volunteers who carry out these inductions tell us that this part of the role adds variety and interest.

After my first shift I wasn’t confident that the team knew who I was and what I was there to do.
Child Development Centre – Patient Helper

Volunteer Services Manager arranged a second induction with the team – the volunteer now feels more settled and part of the team, confident to approach people if they have any queries.  Future inductions will be more thorough.

I felt there was more I could do during the quieter times, so asked the nurses if there were any other tasks I could carry out.
Walk in Centre – Patient Helper

Two new additional tasks now added to the volunteer role, making the role even more fulfilling.

Could we have a way of privately messaging the whole team to communicate who is doing what on the new health promotion campaign noticeboard in the waiting room.
Walk in Centre - Patient Helper

WhatsApp introduced for the team of volunteers to use on their smart phones to privately message each other.