Our volunteers are seen as crucial partners in our mission to help older people and have been the heart of SCCCC for 50 years. Over that period many people have given their time and energy and enabled us to continue the work, and bring SCCCC to the place it is today.
People volunteer to help with a variety of tasks, opting to help out on a regular long term basis or on a flexible or one off basis. Last year our volunteers not only helped to take over 50 older people home after admission to A&E but also carried out over 4,000 hours of friendly visiting to help combat loneliness and isolation among older people. We match our volunteers’ skills and experiences with the needs of the older person they are supporting to ensure mutual benefit.
Our experience of managing volunteers has been developed over 50 years and we invest in our volunteers, making sure that they have the skills and abilities that are needed for them to perform their role.
This was recognised when we were given the Royal seal of approval in 2017 when we received the Queens Award for Voluntary Service. The highest honour a charity can receive