Last month, the Liverpool Cares team hosted a Younger Neighbour Celebration Evening as an opportunity to bring everyone together, share learning and experiences, and most importantly, to celebrate the impact they all made over the last year.
We also took the space to share with younger neighbours the ways The Cares Family have been embedding Anti Racism into our programmmes to help rebuild stronger, safer communities for everyone to be a part of.
"I've never met Valerie or Nish or Tony in person, but I feel like I have. It's given me a connection at a time when that's been hard to come by. It's really funny but I think of them as my phone family now and I look forward to what we are going to chat about next!"
Cheryl, older neighbour
In our third blog this week we hear from 42 year old Abby, who connects with Liverpool Cares though Love Your Neighbour and Social Clubs programmes. We hear how Abby finds a deep connection to her community and her experiences online during COVID 19.
Our next blog to celebrate national volunteers week Danny (33) talks about his motivations for joining the Liverpool Cares network and the value of giving back to the Scouse community.
Volunteers Week takes place 1-7 June every year. It's a chance to recognise the fantastic contribution volunteers make to our communities and say thank you.
This 37th annual Volunteers’ Week and we’ve some wonderful blogs that highlight the importance of connecting with your communities and the mutually beneficial support you can gain from volunteering at Liverpool Cares. First up, its 24 year old Robyn sharing her experiences so far with her Phone a Friend Match, 81 year old George.
In her latest blog, Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator Rachael reflects back on a year of proactive outreach work from her home, the hundreds of interventions made to support older neighbours in Liverpool and what the future holds for the network in 2021.