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19/10/2023   Volunteers prepare to support the health, care, & wellbeing of Lincolnshire communities this winter

Lincolnshire’s Volunteer Centres support around 1,500 people each year to volunteer locally and are preparing to support people across Lincolnshire this winter. Volunteer Centres Lincolnshire and LVET are working closely with the Royal Voluntary Service, the NHS and community organisations to help people through the winter months.

As they have done in previous years voluntary and community organisations of all sizes, from individual small groups of volunteers in a neighbourhood to larger more structured organisations, will be offering a range of support to people including:

  • Befriending
  • Shopping
  • Collecting medication
  • Support groups

Giving people the support, they need to stay, safe, well and connected to their communities. Paul Gutherson, Managing Director of Lincolnshire Voluntary Engagement Team (LVET) said, as a collective of over 125 voluntary and community organisations involved in Health and Social Care LVET’s members are always there supporting the people of Lincolnshire but winter can be a particularly difficult time for some and of course, the NHS and other services, come under greater pressure at this time too. This is where many of our members step in and lift some of that pressure through helping people to feel less isolated with a friendly voice on the end of the telephone or assisting with community transport to get to appointments or to shop for food.

Ben Rollett, Chief Executive of Voluntary Centre Services said that it is important to align national volunteering programmes with the local need in Lincolnshire and that we work in collaboration to ensure we are meeting the needs of our volunteers and communities.

If anybody has time or skills that they want to share with their community, please get in touch with:

Abbi Taylor, Volunteer Co-ordinator, Tel 01427 800960,

Or visit the website of Lincolnshire Community & Voluntary Service or Voluntary Centre Services