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   Reducing isolation in older people across West Somerset and Taunton    February 27, 2020

We are currently developing a volunteer-led initiative across West Somerset and Taunton to help reduce isolation and loneliness within older people.


The project - 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.


We are currently looking to promote the attached information on the project throughout West Somerset and Taunton. The aim would be to attract volunteers to join the project and establish a local support network that can then reach out to help the most isolated.


Would it be at all possible to get some assistance in circulating the attached to local communities across the parish of Cheddon Fitzpaine? Any help would be most welcome.


Happy to discuss this further if that’s of use?


All the best




Rob Jones

Project Manager - Community Companions, Volunteer- Led


Royal Voluntary Service

Beck Court, Cardiff Gate Business Park, CARDIFF CF23 8RP

Mobile: 07341778466

Email: Rob.Jones@royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk

Web: www.Royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk


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