We are looking for volunteers to support families in Hampshire. Could this be you? Our Positive Living Volunteers support families in Hampshire who are experiencing challenging or difficult things in their lives to achieve goals together and move forwards from those difficult times as a stronger family unit. Volunteers work both alongside Family Support Workers…
Since May 2016 CSW Volunteers has successfully recruited, registered and placed over 200 Somerset volunteers who give their time each month to support services with Somerset Partnership NHS Trust. Research from the Social Care Institute for Excellence describes how loneliness and isolation impact upon quality of life and wellbeing, adversely affecting health. Findings show that…
In an ever increasing digital world the way we now perform everyday tasks from online shopping, applying for jobs or ordering prescriptions are changing and contrary to general perception, it’s not only the older generation who are now faced with the fact that they need to embrace this change. Having not been brought up with…
The Rydon Ward in Taunton has linked with Models for Heroes to support military and Ministry of Defence patients in their recovery. This is the first and only group of its kind in Somerset.
In May we had the opportunity to sit down with some of our volunteers in Bridgwater who took part in our first ever Volunteer Focus Group.
Over tea, biscuits and sandwiches, we spoke about the ups and downs, the trials and the triumphs that they’ve encountered whilst being a volunteer with CSW You Can Do over the years and we got some really useful feedback.
This week (1-7 June) is possibly the busiest week in a voluntary sector organisation’s calendar as we celebrate Volunteer’s Week across the UK.
We’re proud of all of our volunteers but special recognition has been given to the Active Living Phoenix group in Watchet, West Somerset, who were awarded the Queens Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS) this Spring after being nominated by Jemma Lawson – their Volunteer Engagement Adviser.
After a busy start to the year, CSW You Can Do is welcoming two new team members who will be taking on the roles of Volunteer Engagement Advisers and join Sue, Darren, Sheila, Brenda, Jemma and Lucia.
It was wonderful to see several our volunteers receive official acknowledgement for their hard work and for the difference they make to the community of Taunton Deane.
Our unsung heroes were celebrated at a Citizenship Awards ceremony, hosted by the borough council and local Rotary Clubs at the County Cricket Ground in Taunton on April 25th 2018.