Barclays and Freemasons boost funding for volunteer recruitment and training

Posted on May 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

The Freemasons¹ Grand Charity has awarded £30,000 to Leonard Cheshire to boost its volunteer recruitment drive. Barclays bank has also agreed to donate £25,000 to support the charity¹s new training programme for volunteers who work with disabled people. The Freemasons¹ donation will be used to fund a volunteers¹ handbook which Leonard Cheshire says is an important element in the modernisation of the charity¹s approach to volunteering. The handbook offers practical guidance for volunteers and will help clarify volunteers¹ roles as they support the provision of Leonard Cheshire¹s services. Barclays¹ donation will fund the creation of training materials that disability charity Leonard Cheshire will make available to its 6,000 existing volunteers in the UK. Along with paid professionals, volunteers are a vital resource for Leonard Cheshire, enabling the charity to provide direct support to more than 21,000 disabled people in the UK, with care at home services, residential and nursing homes as well as ed

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