What does this mean for Glossop?
This means that from September 2016 funding for local groups will disappear. Many of these groups provide a lifeline to local people who are vulnerable, socially isolated and living with long-term health conditions.
The Council wants to hear what you think about the proposals to cut these local services - but why is this important?
Without this funding the future all the services provided by Volunteer Centre Glossop are under threat. This will have a direct impact on local people.
Last year Volunteer Centre Glossop:
- Provided 4050 car trips to hospital and medical appointments
- Helped over 600 people to live independently
- Assisted more than 80 people a week to do their essential shopping
- Matched over 50 befriending volunteers with isolated older people
- Helped 32 young unemployed adults into paid employment
- Supported 102 local community groups
The cuts to the Volunteer Centre will affect each and everyone of us - there are volunteers ranging from those in schools and sports clubs, childrens activities such as Brownies, Scouts, Guides, through to vital local services such as Citizens Advice Bureau, Bare Necessities (Foodbank), Alzheimers Society and Derbyshire Carers.
PLEASE GIVE YOUR VIEWS TO THE COUNCIL ABOUT THE CUTS BY
CLICKING HERE WWW.DERBYSHIRE.GOV.UK/VCS
If you want to find out about more about the vital work we do please
read our Impact Report by clicking the link below
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Volunteer Centre Glossop & District is part of a
national network of Volunteer Centres
We are a charitable organisation established to enhance the quality of life for the people of Glossopdale and the High Peak by promoting the value of volunteering and ensuring that volunteer opportunities are available for all. We are committed to providing ongoing support for volunteers and the organisations they support and recognise the value that volunteering brings to individuals, groups and our whole community.
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Here’s an idea! Why not do something really valuable and positive and become a befriender with Community Companions? All we ask is that you commit an hour a week to someone on their own who would appreciate friendship and support. It could be visiting someone to have a chat, enjoying a cuppa, sharing a game of Scrabble or going for a gentle stroll.
If you CAN SPARE AN HOUR and want to share your hobby with someone else then please call Community Companions on 01457 865722 or call in for a chat with one of the team at the Volunteer Centre on High Street East in Glossop.