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Bromford teams up with NHS to run Volunteer Recruitment Open Day

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Bromford is partnering with Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust to offer volunteering opportunities with the NHS at an Open Day on Thursday, 13 February.

Michael Pritchard, Bromford Skills Manager, said: “We have built a great relationship with the NHS in Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent to make these opportunities available. Volunteering will enable our customers to meet the contribution element of the Deal and we know that volunteering can often lead to employment.”

Julie Tanner, Director of Workforce and Development at the Partnership Trust, said: “As a Trust we truly appreciate the support and hard work that volunteers offer and we hope the event will give a further insight into the voluntary opportunities we have on offer.

“We are increasing the number of our volunteers in this area so everyone who attends the Open Day will have an opportunity to get involved. We hope the event will help promote the valuable contribution volunteers bring to the NHS as well as the benefits for individuals and the wider community.  A number of roles will be available, from helping with admin support to befriending an older person and checking that they are coping after coming out of hospital.”

The Partnership Trust provides services such as district nursing, health visiting, physiotherapy and social care assessments in various settings including hospitals, clinics and at home.

Christine Bailey decided to volunteer at the Partnership Trust after retiring as a Health Care Assistant.  She said: “I meet and greet patients and visitors as they come in and point them in the right direction. If anyone is on their own and waiting for a blood test for example, I will stop and chat or show them the right way to go.”

To book a place please contact Michael Pritchard at michael.pritchard@bromford.co.uk or call 01543 420848. Spaces are limited to 50 so act fast to avoid disappointment. The event will be held at Bromford’s offices in Stowe Road, Lichfield, WS13 6WA and participants can choose to attend a morning or afternoon session between 10-12.30pm or 1.30-4pm.

You can also join the facebook event here

Volunteering is a key part of Bromford’s culture with colleagues giving nearly 10,000 hours of time to help others last year and we also benefit from the help of volunteers who add a vital extra ingredient to our services. Volunteering means a better customer experience and services that have an even bigger impact.

There are lots of benefits from volunteering. Research shows that people who volunteer are healthier, live longer, have better relationships, learn new skills and have a sense of purpose in their lives. Volunteering makes you feel good!

 

 

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