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 Who are you calling ‘BAME’?

The Black Lives Matter movement has had a profound effect on many people over the last few months, me included. I have read and listened to lots of different opinions, not just from academics and journalists but from real lived experiences of everyday…

VAL’s Road to Recovery: The New 'Norm' For Training Courses

This blog is part of a series which will look at the steps Voluntary Action Leeds are taking to re-opening and bringing back services in the light of the COVID-19 crisis. We hope sharing our learning through this series will be useful to other organisations across Leeds and we encourage others to share their experiences too through submitting a blog on the Doing Good Leeds website.

A Nightingale’s Thank You

Voluntary Action Leeds' Support Worker, Claire Graham, discusses Florence Nightingale's work and the current exhibition at Lotherton Hall, drawing parallels to our current socially distanced 'norm'.

Community Hub Spotlight Blog: AVSED - The Community Around Us

The next blog in this series is looking at how the local Community Hub for Guiseley and Rawdon is working to ensure that the most vulnerable people in the city have access to support during the COVID-19 pandemic. Coordinating and delivering this vital service in Guiseley and Rawdon is AVSED (Aireborough Voluntary Services to the Elderly), whose usual work focuses on combating the social isolation of people over 60. The team have risen to this mammoth task and this blog focuses on the people working on the ground to support local residents.

VAL’s Road to Recovery: working within Covid-19 restrictions

This blog is the second in a series which will look at the steps Voluntary Action Leeds are taking to re-opening and bringing back services in the light of the COVID-19 crisis. We hope sharing our learning through this series will be useful to other organisations across Leeds and we encourage others to share their experiences too through submitting a blog on the Doing Good Leeds website.

VAL’s Road to Recovery: Re-opening Stringer House

This blog is the first in a series which will look at the steps Voluntary Action Leeds are taking to re-opening and bringing back services in the light of the COVID-19 crisis. We hope sharing our learning through this series will be useful to other organisations across Leeds and we encourage others to share their experiences too through submitting a blog on the Doing Good Leeds website.

Volunteer Stories: Intuitive volunteer has seen that lack of access to food during COVID-19 is part of a bigger challenge

This blog is part of a series that celebrates the stories of volunteers during #VolunteersWeek2020. The amazing people across Leeds that volunteered as Community Care Volunteers in response COVID-19 have made supporting vulnerable people across Leeds possible. Read their stories and find out more about the people who have been uplifting their communities.

Volunteer Stories: The 81 year old volunteer helping local people feel less isolated during the pandemic

This blog is part of a series that celebrates the stories of volunteers during #VolunteersWeek2020. The amazing people across Leeds that volunteered as Community Care Volunteers in response COVID-19 have made supporting vulnerable people across Leeds possible. Read their stories and find out more about the people who have been uplifting their communities.

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