WRVS


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WRVSWomen's Royal Voluntary Service (UK charity; formerly WVS)
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Without access to good local transport whether provided by the council, community transport or charities such as Age Concern and the WRVS an older person's options shrink.
Though Christmas is supposed to be a time for friends and family, many older people will spend it alone, said WRVS chief executive David McCullough.
Camilla - named president of the WRVS yesterday - had to tell gutsy Margaret to sit back down in her wheelchair when they were introduced.
WRVS volunteers are in a variety of services in the area and we are in need of volunteers to help with our Cardiff Befriending Service.
Services such as those provided by WRVS which tackle loneliness and isolation reduce the need for home care and decrease hospital admissions.
Derek Hails, WRVS service delivery manager for the North-east and Cumbria, said: "We're really pleased that Alex is visiting the WRVS Stockton-on-Tees social centre and meeting some of our centre users and volunteers.
Sally Rivers, WRVS head of service for Wales, said: "We have to be competitive and unfortunately that means looking at all our services and making sure that we can, wherever possible, make savings.
In stark contrast, WRVS has found that 72% of the older people it works with see two or fewer people each day and 8% see nobody on the average day.
But all the services offered in the borough by the WRVS are to continue, including the tearoom at Solihull Hospital and at the magistrates' court, as well as services for the elderly.
A PATIENT who went berserk in hospital was told he could escape a jail sentence if he gave pounds 1000 to the WRVS.
But widow Elizabeth has told WRVS chiefs: "If you need me I'll still turn out.