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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Volunteers Week 2019