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Integrated Approaches to Volunteering

This Group was formed to support organisations working within integrated care settings with the development of volunteering - including staff from ICSs/STPs, local authorities, voluntary & community sector, primary care, and other NHS settings. The Group was initially formed to support the Integrated Approaches to Volunteering national programme that Helpforce delivers in partnership with NHS England & NHS Improvement.

The Group is intended for anyone working on volunteering initiatives within an integrated care setting. We hope that members will benefit from shared learning, news, ideas, and problem solving.

The Group is set to “public” which means that all content created by the Group members, except the discussion forums, is visible to visitors of the Helpforce Connect website.

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Darren wright Ageing Better

Helping out: Taking an inclusive approach to engaging older volunteers

The Centre for Aging Better have created this excellent guide to engaging older volunteers.

The guide looks at the sort of support that older volunteers need as COVID has changed our safeguarding approach.

Helping out: Taking an inclusive approach to engaging older volunteers(opens in a new tab)

By Darren Wright 22nd October 2020 0 Likes
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IAV Restart Slides

Thanks to everyone that came along to our first Integrated Approaches to Volunteering restart session.

As promised here are the slides that we used on the call.

By Darren Wright 15th October 2020 1 Like
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Darren wright HF Restart

IAV Restart Webinars

As you might have seen in our email that went out about the restart of the IAV programme we're going to be holding two webinars to talk about what we are hoping to do.

If you didn't see the email, sorry, it went to the people that were listed as the main system contacts. If you didn't see the email we would still like you to come and take part in the webinars.

Although we are running two webinars you don't need to come to both.

The first one is next Thursday (15th at 11am) and the second one is Wednesday 21st at 11am.

You can join directly through these Teams links:-

Thursday 15th October

Wednesday 21st October

Or leave a comment on this discussion thread and I'll send you an invite.

At the webinars we're really keen to find out about your current volunteering challenges, how we can help and how we can link you with other systems that might have similar challenges.

If you've got any ideas then let us know on this thread.

By Darren Wright 8th October 2020 0 Likes
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IAV Webinars

You can use this thread to either let me know which of the IAV restart webinars you'd like to take part in (either the 15th October at 11 or the 21st October at 11) or let us know what sort of volunteering challenges you want help with.

Posted by Darren Wright - 15 days ago 0 Replies 0 Likes
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Integrated Approaches to Volunteering and COVID

As many ICSs and STPs refocus their attention on COVID, as well as preparing for winter, we're keen to talk to you about how you see volunteering supporting you developments.

If you have new volunteering work that you would like to share with other systems then please let us know.

If you have particular challenges around volunteering then we're also keen to link you up with other systems that might have answers or even if they share the challenge.

We can use the changes in our website to create dedicated areas for you to collaborate with others.

Posted by Darren Wright - 21 days ago 0 Replies 3 Likes
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Paddy Helpforce Capture

Leadership Case for Volunteering

Back in January 2020, as part of year 1 of the IAV programme, we worked with a group of ICS/STP leaders to co-produce this document: 'Mainstreaming volunteering: a Leadership Case'. The link to download the document is at the bottom of this article.

The aim of the document is to help ICSs/STPs see the potential for involving volunteering in their strategic plans, and includes evidence we've compiled showing how volunteering initiatives out in communities and across the patient pathway help address pressures on health services.

Note: this document was produced prior to the COVID19 pandemic. We aim to update the document in year 2 of the IAV programme to set the leadership case in the current context, and update the evidence base.

By Paddy Hanrahan 28th September 2020 1 Like

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Integrated Approaches to Volunteering

This Group was formed to support organisations working within integrated care settings with the development of volunteering - including staff from ICSs/STPs, local authorities, voluntary & community sector, primary care, and other NHS settings. The Group was initially formed to support the Integrated Approaches to Volunteering national programme that Helpforce delivers in partnership with NHS England & NHS Improvement.

The Group is intended for anyone working on volunteering initiatives within an integrated care setting. We hope that members will benefit from shared learning, news, ideas, and problem solving.

The Group is set to “public” which means that all content created by the Group members, except the discussion forums, is visible to visitors of the Helpforce Connect website.

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