Tag Archives: Voluntary and Community Action

Volunteering in Health and Care (King’s Fund)

Summary This King’s Fund report examines the role(s) and value of volunteers in health and social care. Volunteers can play important roles in improving patient experience, minimising health inequalities and forging better relationships between services and communities. This report offers … Continue reading

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Together For Older People: WRVS Re-Launched as Royal Voluntary Service

Summary Research indicated that the name WRVS (which stood for Women’s Royal Voluntary Service) did not reflect what this charity does, and was a potential barrier to new people understanding and being inspired by their work. “To mark our 75th anniversary, WRVS have relaunched as Royal … Continue reading

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Neighbourhood Watch Groups Could Provide Care for Elderly? (Telegraph / BBC News)

Summary Care and Support Minister Norman Lamb has spoken about Britain’s attitude to the elderly being “uncivilised” and called for the public to acknowledge that lonely and vulnerable pensioners living locally may be in need of help. Norman Lamb would like to encourage neighbourhood watch groups to … Continue reading

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Measuring National Wellbeing (House of Commons Library)

[A brief reference to this item appears in: Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 3, October 2012]. Summary There is an increasing interest worldwide in measuring and monitoring wellbeing, whether at the individual, social … Continue reading

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