Practical Project – Interacting with community members
This project took place at a residential home to 21 adult residents with a range of physical disabilities and sensory impairments, who share each day together participating in a variety of activities of their choice. They live in a warm and friendly, family atmosphere and are always delighted to welcome visitors to their home. The project consisted of two parts: a fun day for the residents including an art class and outdoor games, and outdoor gardening and painting tasks.
Volunteers just need to be willing to join in for these types of projects.
Companionship Project - Interacting with community members
Most carers, of all age, may not have a day off to themselves throughout the entire year. There are 560,000 carers in the UK looking after elderly or young people with profound physical and mental health disabilities that require 24 hr care. This team of 15 volunteers accompanied carers and their patients to Harewood House, Wakefield, and spent time with the patients to give the carers a couple of treasured hours to themselves.
Again volunteers just need to be willing to make new friends.