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Project to encourage diverse range of NHS volunteers

Published: Wed, 06 Jun 2007 15:31:08

Ed Miliband, Minister for the Third Sector, and Ivan Lewis, Health Minister, on 5 June 2007 launched a £265,000 scheme to open NHS volunteering to a wider range of volunteers by getting under–represented groups involved – especially young people and those at risk of social exclusion.

The new Volunteering in Health project – jointly funded by the Office of the Third Sector in the Cabinet Office (£200,000) and the Care Services Improvement Partnership (£65,000) – aims to encourage volunteers from a diverse range of backgrounds, raise the profile of volunteering opportunities in the NHS, and spread best practice by highlighting where volunteering already successfully complements the work of NHS staff.
To read more visit the Cabinet Office website.

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