Volunteers step-up in Kensington and Chelsea

Tuesday 21 April 2020

Volunteers have continued to support their neighbours in need across the borough. More than 1,300 people have stepped up to pledge their time through the Volunteer Centre Kensington and Chelsea. Of these, more than 400 have been referred to local NHS provider CNWL, where they are enabling expert professionals to be redeployed to work on the response to the virus by back-filling non-clinical rolls.

Hundreds more volunteers are working with local charities such as Hear Women and Hestia, and with neighbourly voluntary networks in the borough, where they are ensuring the increased demand in local services is met, and supporting services such as food delivery, telephone befriending and completing referral forms for the elderly.

We want to say thank you again to every single person who has offered their help during the pandemic. With so many generous offers we know that many people will not be matched to a role, but that in no way reduces the value of the commitment. Those interested in volunteering can continue to contact the Volunteer Centre Kensington and Chelsea for more information.

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