Natalie Castro currently runs the Befriending Plus project for One Westminster that supports many older people living in the borough through its network of volunteer befrienders. The aim is to improve the lives of older people and help them remain as independent as possible.
At a time when general practice is under pressure, volunteering has been highlighted as a means of engaging with communities. In its latest report, The King's Fund shares the different ways volunteers are contributing to general practice.
Benali Hamdache, Campaigns Engagement Manager at Parkinson’s UK, shares how vital Parkinson’s specialist nurses are for people with the condition and explains why they are increasingly coming under threat.
Gary Copitch, Chief Executive at People's Voice Media, shares how Community Reporting can empower people with lived experience to tell their own, authentic stories, offering valuable and understanding insight into their realities.