The Branch Welfare Team seeks to maintain contact with, and provide support and companionship to branch members who are unwell, infirm, bereaved or housebound.When required, a member of the welfare team will arrange contact by telephone and if necessary via a home or hospital visit.
Should you be aware of a branch member whom you think we may be able to help, please contact the Branch Welfare Officer on the email address shown.
As a team we also try to keep up to date with all that is happening in Cardiff which may be of interest to our members. So if you are aware of a social group, event or community issue, please let us know and we can tell everyone else
Members Sales & Wants and Recommended Services
It is intended that, in the future we will develope a section where members may advertise their personal sales and wants as well as providing contacts for any tradesmen or suppliers that they can personally recommend.
www.ageuk.org.uk/trustmark (recommended tradesmen)
Some Useful Contacts
Age Connects Wales exists to change attitudes to ageing and thereby improve people's lives. www.ageconnectswales
Ourbobby is the home of South Wales Police Neighbourhood Policing
Paul Chappell from the Action on Hearing Loss Cymru,formerly known as RNID is asking if members of NHSRF would consider volunteering to help to relieve social isolation in this group of people.
The commitment would be for 3 hours/month,to work with their paid staff in meeting groups in various locations throughout Wales. They would provide an induction including information on hearing loss and can provide training on communication with people with hearing loss.They currently have 34 social groups across Wales.
Paul Chappell's details are Volunteering Development Manager,Wales Action on Hearing Loss,Cymru.
HIW are launching a new scheme which invites applications from those interest in volunteering as ‘Service Reviewers’. Full details are available by clicking on the link below.
Given the experience, skills and knowledge that our members possess which was obtained and developed over many years of service, John Toman (Regional Development Officer) considers that, if interested, they would make very effective ‘Reviewers’. John undertook to work with HIW on promoting this scheme and would be happy to hear from anyone interested and perhaps seeking further information.
Tel: 01291 620345 Mob: 07768 406233
This is a Charity that helps people with a brain injury with cognitive, emotional and behavioural difficulties? Would you consider becoming a volunteer Support Worker at our Day Centre at Rookwood Hospital, Llandaff, Cardiff?