OPP OF THE DAY help older people feel less isolated in Kingswinford

Breakaway is a lunch club which is run by Jenny  from the British Legion in Kingswinford on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays. Jenny is particularly keen to recruit some volunteers to help with the Friday session.

Volunteers would be helping by socialising with the people who attend, helping serve lunch, wash up, do teas/coffees and also help with activities. Jenny would also be interested in volunteers who may have ideas for new activities such as dancing too.

It’s a small, warm and very friendly group, so why not contact Jenny on jennybates1@virginmedia.com

Bored to Tears

Dudley CVS blog

There are over 6000 people in Dudley who have been diagnosed with COPD, or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, and most likely many more undiagnosed. COPD might be something you have never even heard of – or might affect you personally, but it is a condition that is supported by the Dudley Airtime group. The group is facilitated by Integrated Plus, a Dudley CVS social prescribing project,  have been meeting since 2016 at DY1 Community Building on Stafford Street, where the group is held each Thursday from 1pm. The aim of the group, funded through The Health Foundation, and most recently through Dudley Clinical Commissioning Group and Public Health, is to provide a peer-led group supporting people with respiratory conditions, to reduce social isolation and take pressure off the NHS by reducing hospital admissions and GP surgery appointments that relate to the disease, by providing a safe, caring environment for people…

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Festive Time to Talk – 17th December, 11am-2pm

Dudley College students and staff are inviting people who are over the age of 65 and are in need of a chat and a bit of social time to come along to the main hall of the Broadway Campus to have a chat, a drink and a mince pie and some entertainment.

The Broadway campus is accessible and car parking spaces can be reserved if necessary. People from health and social care organisations who may want to come and meet up for the event are also welcome.

Santa Run – Sunday 2nd December

This year Beacon’s ‘Santa Run’ will be held on Sunday 2nd December from 9.30am at West Park. WCR FM will be there on the day providing the entertainment and Wolverhampton Wanderers very own ‘Wolfie’ will be joining in on the action and running along with the kids.

Do get family and friends to come along too and join in the fun. See the poster below for more details. Sign up here: https://www.beaconvision.org/event/santa-run-2018/   

Linking volunteers to the right opportunities is what we do, but don’t just take our word for it. Why not ask @DCTTrips

Helping an organisation and a volunteer build a great relationship is something we love to do, and also helping to ensure that people who manage volunteers have access to a wide range of appropriate support.  This lovely story from Dudley Canal and Tunnel Trust has been featured in this year’s Dudley CVS Annual Report, so we thought we would share it with you.  Why not see how we can help you support and recruit the right volunteers?  We hope you enjoy Becci and Ben’s video stories here