Volunteering initiative boost for Lancashire

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Lancashire’s police and crime commissioner Clive Grunshaw will be among the dignitaries at an event to celebrate a pioneering volunteer initiative on Friday.

The Lancashire Volunteer Partnership (LVP) was established a year ago to bring volunteering for public services together, making it rewarding and providing more opportunities for people to make a real difference in their communities.

We are passionate about supporting people in need of help and building stronger, more resilient communities that can flourish

The partnership has a number of bases across Lancashire which accept referrals from public services to support people in the community. This can range from giving a carer some respite to visiting someone in the community who is feeling isolated and is struggling to get out and about independently.

In the past twelve months the LVP has helped 397 vulnerable people across Lancashire.

LVP programme manager, Chief Inspector Ian Sewart said: “By working together with our partners we believe we can look after our volunteers better and allow them to use their skills for the benefit of all.

“We are passionate about supporting people in need of help and building stronger, more resilient communities that can flourish.”