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Sandwell Community Offer
Sandwell is pioneering a new approach to health and care services, the Sandwell Community Offer.
The scheme is running across the borough in partnership with our colleagues in the voluntary sector. The offer is designed to build on the strengths of local communities and groups in meeting the needs of vulnerable individuals. Hundreds of people aged 65+ have already benefited from the offer and new volunteers recruited to help deliver the community offer.
Volunteers are vital to the success of the community offer and no matter how much time you can give the schemes co-coordinators would love to hear from you. Just a few minutes of your time could make a big difference to someone's life. You can read all about the offer and how to contact the co-coordinators on page 21 of the spring edition of the Sandwell Herald.
Across Sandwell volunteer drivers play a vital role in helping people who would otherwise be housebound, lonely and isolated get out and about, transporting them to social events and vital hospital appointments.
One such organisation Transport Solutions is currently seeking new drivers. They support people living with cancer and palliative care needs by providing appropriate transport for numerous hospital appointments. Any competent safe driver with their own car can volunteer and all out of pocket expenses are covered.
To find out more please contact Transport Solutions on 0121 612 2939.
These are just some of the hundreds of volunteering opportunities available across the borough. Please contact the Volunteer Centre Sandwell on 0121 544 8326, to find out more about volunteering and how you can make a difference in Sandwell.