Tuesday 26th July, Blair McGeoch from RVS
Blair began by explaining the history and name change. For the last 75 years at every part of Britain’s history, WVS, today Royal Voluntary Service, has inspired more than three million ordinary women and men to give their time to help others. The driving force behind the organisation has been our founder, Lady Stella Reading..
Their aim is to harness her strength and character and use it to reach two million older people in the next ten years. They need to achieve this as the UK’s older population is growing and needs more support.
Royal Voluntary Service wants to help create a society where everyone feels valued and involved whatever their age. The RVS volunteers will help them to do this – just as they have done since the beginning
Royal Voluntary Service in Renfrewshire, Ayrshire and Arran helps older people maintain their independence and stay involved in the local community.
Blair concluded that they have volunteers across Renfrewshire, Ayrshire and Arran who offer help and support enabling older people can stay independent at home. As everyone is different, Royal Voluntary Service can tailor support to individual needs. They’ll visit people at home and work to create a support package that suits each person. Harry Jackson gave the vote of thanks