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WRVS volunteers keep going through the snow
AS severe weather caused havoc across the country, the Women’s Royal Voluntary Service (WRVS) volunteers are making sure older people have everything they need to stay happy, healthy and warm.
Despite the snow and ice which has blanketed the country, WRVS volunteers teamed up with local people to make sure older people still received their regular meals on wheels, got to hospital appointments, and could stock up on supplies.
David McCullough, chief executive of WRVS, said: “Severe weather can be very unsettling for older people and it’s great to know WRVS volunteers are so dedicated. It’s fantastic to see communities pulling together to help those who need it the most.”
WRVS supports over 100,000 older people each month to stay independent in their own homes for longer with tailor made solutions.
Through its army of 40,000 volunteers, the charity runs services such as Good Neighbours (Befriending), Meals-on-Wheels and Books-on-Wheels that alleviate loneliness and help older people. A charity that receives no direct government funding, it also provides practical support for older people who have been in hospital through its On Ward Befriending and Home from Hospital services.