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Do you live in the Blaby

District and have some spare

time? Do you want to get out

and about and do more for

your community?

Community Action Partnership

provides transport for local people

who would otherwise be at risk

of social isolation, and is currently

looking for volunteer drivers to join

its team.

The charity helps hundreds of

people to attend appointments,

visit friends, and generally stay

active. Volunteer drivers also

benefit from socialising with

customers and developing skills to

bolster their CVs.

Be the driving force in your community

Margaret

has volunteered with

Community Action Partnership for

the past ten years. She said:

“ It is very flexible, and you

can do as much or as little as

you like. And all the journeys

are organised for you, which

makes it much easier.

“ I get a lot out of it. I’ve met

loads of lovely people, and it

makes me feel like I’m doing

something to help the

community.”

Volunteers can use their own cars

or receive training to drive one of

the charity’s own vehicles.

They receive a full induction as

well as ongoing support and

access to future job opportunities

with the charity.

A Resident Voice South (ARVS) is

helping more residents in our

South region to have their say on

the services and support we offer.

Established two years ago as part

of our co-regulation structure, ARVS

empowers residents to improve

their communities by giving a

voice to their views, concerns and

priorities. It works closely with

emh homes to ensure we are

meeting our duties and providing the

best services to residents.

The group has recently

set up its own Facebook

page in order to reach

more residents and

enable them to influence

their work with emh

homes.

The residents of Saxon Close

wanted to acknowledge the

contribution of 90-year-old Doris

Stretton to their community.

Doris has previously served as a

residents’ committee member.

Well done Doris, and thank you!

To find out more, please

contact Muriel at Community

Action Partnership on

07885 913375 /

0116 278 6604 or e-mail:

muriel@communityap.org.uk

90 and still involved

Doris (seated), with Iris Wallace

and Pauline Clay.

Going digital

to get your

voice

heard

COMMUNITY

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