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NHS Volunteer Responders scheme extended


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NHS Volunteer Responders scheme extended

People who need help as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19) will be able to access support for simple but vital tasks over the coming months thanks to the successful NHS Volunteer Responders programme.

The extension comes as NHS staff continue to deal with a resurgence of COVID-19 cases.  The NHS Volunteer Responders programme was launched in partnership with Royal Voluntary Service and GoodSAM in March. More than a million tasks - including shopping and medication deliveries, lifts to medical appointments or telephone chats to combat loneliness – have already been completed by the 360,000 NHS Volunteer Responders.