By Webteam - 9th April 2020 6:10am
The NHS "volunteer army", of up to 750,000 people, to help vulnerable people stay safe and well at home are starting work now..
The objectives and details of this scheme can be found here.
The "headline" objective is
The NHS is "rallying the troops" for the war on coronavirus, with volunteers being called up to help vulnerable people stay safe and well at home.
This new NHS Volunteer Service complements the service that ADCA has already set up through its Coronavirus Home Support Service (as detailed here) and in leaflets distributed throughout Audlem, Buerton, Hankelow and Hatherton & Walgherton).
One of the key statements in the NHS article is
NHS Volunteer Responders is not intended to replace local groups helping their vulnerable neighbours but is an additional service provided by the NHS.
ADCA very much welcomes this national initiative as an additional resource of volunteering to help in our local area. ADCA will co-ordinate effort with the NHS volunteer army where appropriate. ADCA would encourage potential local people to volunteer for this NHS service if this is appropriate for them. Alternatively, people can choose to volunteer with ADCA who are undertaking home food deliveries alongside prescription deliveries as well as telephone support. ADCA also has very good knowledge of the local resources available and provides good support to its volunteers.
Please ring ADCA on 07984 785907 or email on firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to volunteer with ADCA or if you or someone you know needs help from them. ADCA is now busy inducting over 65 new volunteers who have come forward in the last two weeks to work within their existing team. Many of these new volunteers are already working within the ADCA Coronavirus Home Support Team and new volunteers are still welcomed. For now, ADCA will record your offer and will come back to you in due course to take it up. ADCA will certainly need more volunteers in the near future as the demand for their service continues to increase. ADCA also needs to be able to give breaks to existing volunteers who are working so hard in our local community. ADCA is now providing home support to over 80 new people who have been referred to their new service. These people are receiving support alongside the 160 existing members and carers who already use ADCA services.
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