Contribution Through Volunteering is a new programme to build
community capacity. Built upon CSV's supported volunteering model
with people with learning disabilities in eastern England and In
Control's work on person-centred support plans in the self-directed
support process, the programme pairs volunteers needing different
levels of support for mentoring and mutual assistance.
The approach is inclusive and applicable to all, irrespective of
age, impairment or circumstances. It takes forward the principles
set out in last year's Think Local Act Personal publication, "
Volunteering: Unlocking the real wealth of people and
communities", which called for the continued development of
social action in local communities to help people make the
connections that improve their health and wellbeing and enable them
to have maximum choise and control over their lives.
CSV will be running three regional workshops with In Control, to
promote and develop this approach with health and social care
commissioners, as a means of supporting the continued
personalisation and of health and care.
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or
The workshops are being run as part of a contribution to the
DH/NHSE/PHE Health and Care Voluntary Sector Strategic Partners
Programme for 2013/14.