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Rosie’s Article – Volunteering

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Volunteering Stories – Jenny

Read how Jenny leapt at the chance to volunteer, when the call out for vaccination volunteers went out.
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Vaccination Stories – Deborah

Read how Deborah was unable to go move back to her home during covid, so she decided to help and support the vaccination call out for volunteers.
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Volunteer Stories – Harry

Read how after retiring, Harry helped the vaccination effort to give something back.
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Volunteer Stories – Marion

Read how Marion volunteered to use her skills in organising and communicating, to give back to her community.
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Barwell & Hollycroft Surgery Telephone Befriending Service

3 years ago the Patient Participation Group (PPG) at the surgery was asked to look at the idea of a Befriending service.
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VALUES KickStart programme success

During 2021-2022, VALUES took part in the KickStart scheme, a programme run by the government to help young people gain paid work experience and work-related training.
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VALUES Seeks Feedback

Over the course of 2021-2022 we have sought feedback from our clients, parents, caregivers and other professionals in a range of ways, including social media, emails and video-recorded messages.
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VALUES Youth Sports Group

This year we’ve been successful in securing a grant from Mencap and Sport England though their Tackling Inequalities Fund. With this money we were excited to start our new Saturday Sports group. This group engaged young people between the ages 16-25 from across the city and county. They’ve been supported by us to partake in a wide range of different sporting activities, including football, boccia, basketball and cricket. It’s been great to provide young people with the opportunity to get out at the weekend, socialise and keep fit; this has been difficult for everyone over the last few years, and that’s no different for young people and adults with learning disabilities. By providing this group, we have not only promoted the importance of healthy living but also reduced social isolation and built friendships.
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