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Volunteer Centre – Erewash

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  • Location:
    Derbyshire
  • Type of support:
    A place people can go, Events, Face-to-face help, Helpline, Website/app
  • Groups supported:
    Bereaved, Carers, Disabled, Elderly, Men, Newly-retired, Unemployed, Young people (16-24)

We recruit, train and support volunteers from all walks of life to visit clients in our community who may be older or disabled and have little or no contact with anyone on a daily basis, they may not fit the criteria for statutory services and we call them “the forgotten people”.  Our befriending and sitting scheme is currently on hold for referrals due to the volume of requests we currently have and little funding for it!  We do believe that we are the only organisation in our borough to provide such services and people who call other agencies are given our number.  We have a transport and shopping scheme also and from 1 April 2019 co-ordinating a Home From Hospital Scheme.