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How do you volunteer during lockdown?

We asked Owen Thomas, a volunteer at Fryers House in Romsey, to tell us what lockdown has been like for him. Here, Owen tells us how he managed to keep helping our residents despite having to self-isolate.

The buzz of volunteering

Ged Beaumont is one of our volunteers. He tells us how he's been continuing to volunteer and fundraise for us during the coronavirus pandemic.

Volunteering in lockdown

Isabella has been volunteering from home during the coronavirus lockdown. She tells us how she has found the experience.

Why PPE is vital for a care home

Caron Lever, Service Manager of our Bradbury Wing service in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne tells us about the importance of personal protective equipment (PPE).

How we are prioritising social care

During the coronavirus pandemic, we've had to change the way we work so we can continue to support disabled people and our staff on the frontline. Aine has worked for us for 18 years. When her community services closed, she volunteered to be...

New appreciation for our frontline staff

Russell is normally our Head of Building Compliance. With the coronavirus pandemic, his role changed as he volunteered to work at Greenacres, our care home in Sutton Coldfield. He tells us about his experience and how it's given him a newfound...

Podcast: Isolation and coronavirus

In this episode, we talk about the impact of coronavirus and self-isolation on disabled people and those with long-term health conditions. With the current restrictions in place, we spoke to business owner Josh Wintersgill, Jamie Woods, a community...

Working in a care home during coronavirus

Andrea normally works in our fundraising team. But since our services in Northern Ireland have been short on staff, she’s been helping at three of our supported living services in Belfast. She told us how she's finding the change of role and what...