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Volunteering Innovators Programme

Volunteering Innovators Programme

This group has been formed to support the Volunteering Innovators programme of work which was designed to focus on specific volunteer interventions within a health and care setting. Working collaboratively with Helpforce the projects were able to measure outcomes defined by the twelve Trusts, thus providing valuable data to measure and evidence the impact of each volunteer service with the aim of scaling the interventions ready for adoption by other Trusts.

The group is intended for project leads and their colleagues from the twelve VIP trusts and anyone from other trusts or health boards who would like to work with us to adopt similar volunteer interventions within their own organisations.

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Welcome to the VIP group!

Hello all, a very warm welcome to the VIP group. We hope that you will find this space useful for making connections, collaborating with colleagues and sharing knowledge and ideas. As it's a new group the content is in its early stages so please do add anything you would like to share, or any questions you would like to ask the group, by using the red Contribute button. You can add images, attachments, news or just comments to make the group come alive.

We'd love to hear your feedback so please do get in touch to let us know your thoughts - you can message Vy or me directly via our profiles.

Very best wishes,

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Befriending within Secure Services

Does anyone else offer this services

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Helpforce and NHS England today (6 September 2018) announced a new opportunity for NHS hospital trusts to develop and spread volunteer initiatives that increase support for busy staff, improve patient experience and offer rewarding roles for volunteers.

The programme builds on Helpforce’s existing work with 15 NHS trusts, five of which already have taken advantage of prior NHS England funding to develop a range of new volunteer services. These include helping with patient mobility on hospital wards, ‘bleep volunteers’ who assist patients and staff with a range of important tasks, and support with patient discharge and transport. Helpforce will increase the number of trusts it is partnering with in order to develop and spread high impact volunteer services. They aim to identify 10 volunteering initiatives from across the country
that have the potential to be scaled up and adopted across the NHS.

The selected Trusts will receive a share of the grant and support through Helpforce and its NHS and voluntary sector partners to a range of services, digital tools, resources and tailored guidance.

The announcement was made by Sir Malcolm Grant, Chairman of NHS England, at the NHS England AGM as part of a wider grant to Helpforce. A third of the funding will go directly to the 10 NHS Hospital Trusts, with the remainder used to build new infrastructure that will help increase the quality and scale of volunteering across the NHS. This will include developing an evidence-based model for implementing and measuring the impact of volunteer services, and extending a nationwide, peer-to-peer learning network for sharing best practice.

Sir Thomas Hughes-Hallett, Founder and Chair of Helpforce, said:

“We are delighted to be able to expand the number of trusts we are working with as it will enable more people to benefit from the helping hand of volunteers on their journey through hospital. We have been working closely with a small group of pioneering NHS Trusts and a range of voluntary sector partners such as The Royal Voluntary Service over the last year and we are pleased to be able to include other leaders. We know there are inspiring examples of volunteering already taking place
and want to learn from these as well as helping to scale them locally, regionally and nationally.”

Paddy Hanrahan, Managing Director of Helpforce, commented:

“We want to continue to build our understanding about how volunteers can help at specific points in the patient pathway and where they can have the greatest impact. The new initiatives might be around the hospital, at the point of discharge, or community based. We are interested in how trusts are working in partnership with local NHS and third sector partners to successfully deliver innovation.
Applications are open to all NHS Trusts in England and we look forward to receiving them.”

By Vy Tran 23rd June 2020 0 Likes
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Packaging Your Service

Was lovely to meet everyone from the projects at the event a couple of weeks ago, how the world has changed since then! This is a space for us to chat about all things packaging and whilst our attentions are on COVID-19 at the moment, we will get to this task sometime soon, I hope!
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Volunteering Innovators Programme

Volunteering Innovators Programme

This group has been formed to support the Volunteering Innovators programme of work which was designed to focus on specific volunteer interventions within a health and care setting. Working collaboratively with Helpforce the projects were able to measure outcomes defined by the twelve Trusts, thus providing valuable data to measure and evidence the impact of each volunteer service with the aim of scaling the interventions ready for adoption by other Trusts.

The group is intended for project leads and their colleagues from the twelve VIP trusts and anyone from other trusts or health boards who would like to work with us to adopt similar volunteer interventions within their own organisations.

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