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…
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.
This blog is part of a series that celebrates the stories of the amazing Community Care Volunteers that have been supporting vulnerable people across Leeds during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read their stories and find out more about the people who have been uplifting their communities.
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.