Many charities like Supporting Older People rely on volunteers to help provide life saving services to people in our community but due to the pandemic, volunteers have been in sort supply. The lack of volunteers has had a huge impact on many charities, something ITV calendar News wanted to learn more about.
Our very own Kate Rogata and Julia Lightfoot spoke to ITV Calendar about the effect the pandemic has had on charities like us, in particular volunteering. For people like Wendy and Dorothy, our befriending service is a life line but with a strain on funding and a lack of volunteers, many older people experiencing loneliness are left waiting.
Watch the full interview with ITV Calendar here: https://fb.watch/7AQm9l81RV/
If you would like to make a difference in your community by becoming a volunteer or sponsoring a befriender, head to www.supportingolderpeople.org.uk