In the last few weeks we have had some wonderful news with confirmation of funding approval.
This has meant that our initial plans to be up and running before the end of the year can now really start to take shape!
We were able to have a table at the Street Market on 7th July which was a great opportunity to talk to lots of our fellow Barrow residents, as well as it being a lovely sunny day. Lots of people stopped to chat and hear about our scheme, and many of you took our leaflets to read later or pass on to other friends and family. We also had lots of new volunteers sign up on the day. Thank you to all of you.
We will soon begin to apply for DBS checks for our volunteers. This process will help to provide peace of mind to the people we will be supporting that they are receiving a safe service. It can take a number of weeks to complete so we will be in touch shortly to brief all volunteers about the process, provide forms and advice on how to fill the forms in correctly, and confirm what support they can provide.
We are currently planning 2 Drop-In events taking place in October. Details will be on the website as soon as we can confirm these plans. It would be great if you could attend one of these events to meet our current Committee members as well as other new volunteers. Dates are as follows:
- Wednesday 23rd October 6:30 – 8:30
- Tuesday 29th October 1:30 – 3:30