Wednesday, 23 September 2009
The Whitehaven News front page splash this week will be a plea for volunteers from the care community. Four hundred volunteers are being sought to ensure vital lifelines to the area's older people, who face being stranded as health workers are affected by the increase in cases. Mary Bradley, chief executive of Age Concern Northwest Cumbria tells me: "We are looking for an army of volunteers who we can rely on to help in an emegency, people who can use their day-to-day skills such as shopping, cooking, cleaning, driving or simply popping in for a chat to make the difference to people who are isolated, lonely and in need." If you can help, phone 01946 66669.