10 May 2019
Fiona Liddell is the new Helpforce Manager for Wales at WCVA. In this blog, she announces the launch of Helpforce in Wales, and its plan to transform volunteering in and around the NHS.
It is always a good time to celebrate volunteers, but
Volunteers' Week (1 - 7 June each year) is especially a good time;
words and gestures of thanks, recognition and appreciation around
the whole UK make more of a stir during the Week than we can make
on our own.
I want to take the opportunity, this year, to celebrate the
contribution of volunteers to health and social care and to mark
the launch of
Helpforce in Wales.
We have an ageing population and increasing life expectancy
which, combined with reduced financial resources, puts the squeeze
on public services. Many individuals are primary carers for
family members; others contribute more informally to the well being
of others through neighbourly acts and by 'keeping an eye' on those
who are vulnerable.
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