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Royal Voluntary Service - COMMUNITY COMPANIONS

25 February 2020

Royal Voluntary Service (RVS) are currently developing a volunteer-led initiative across North Somerset to help reduce isolation and loneliness within older people.

The project's - known as Community Companions - primary focus is to recruit and train small teams of volunteers to provide companion support to the most isolated within their own communities. The more local the focus the better. Royal Voluntary Service provides all the background support, DBS’s, safeguarding, insurance and training services for the volunteers to facilitate such activity to happen safely.

The aim is to attract volunteers to join the project and establish a local support network that can then reach out to help the most isolated.

Does this sound of interest to you?

If so, please take a look at Community Companions Guide

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