The NHS is one of Britain’s greatest achievements and for more than 70 years its dedicated staff have been there for us.
For a number of years, the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Sector (VCSE) has worked closely with local health and care services, and this relationship has been stronger than ever throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
Walsall’s local charities and communities have made a huge contribution to helping residents through this difficult time – from supporting patients at NHS vaccination centres, to helping local Public Health teams to carry out testing or deliver vital assistance to vulnerable people.
One Walsall have seen volunteers come forward in their hundreds since the first lockdown and we want this to be a continued legacy of support to our health partners.
Volunteer Coordinators Lucy Shepherd and Hana Ali see the volunteers in action!
One Walsall already work closely with the health and care sector as a key member of Walsall Together, the local integrated care partnership that brings together a range of organisations dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of Walsall’s people.
You can find out more about the Walsall Together Partnership and future plans here.
To celebrate just some of the amazing work of the VCSE sector, we captured the below feedback from volunteers and clinical staff who supported on-site vaccine and lateral flow test centres.
Thank you to all our Walsall VCSE groups, and the professional and dedicated volunteers who provide so much support to the NHS and in our everyday lives.
Some quotes from our volunteers:
Some quotes from our organisations:
If you would like to volunteer to support at the vaccine sites, visit our Volunteer Webpage for more details.
If you want to volunteer for the NHS as a Volunteer Responders click here.