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  1. Older people to boost volunteer workforce in 2017

    Tuesday, 17 January 2017

    With increased pressure on health and social care services expected throughout 2017, new research shows millions of older people plan to step in and help ease the burden by gifting their time.

  2. National Sheds Grant Fund opens for applications

    Monday, 09 January 2017

    Local community groups across the UK are today being encouraged to apply for a share of the Sheds Grant Fund as it opens again for applications to help support the set-up of community Shed spaces.

  3. Ambassador Patricia Routledge recognised in New Year’s honours list

    Sunday, 01 January 2017

    Patricia Routledge, ambassador for Royal Voluntary Service, has been recognised in the 2017 New Year’s Honours list.

  4. Festive hampers delivered to older people in need of some Christmas spirit

    Friday, 16 December 2016

    Older peoples' charity, Royal Voluntary Service, and the ASDA Foundation are working together to spread Christmas cheer to isolated older people in 2016.

  5. Royal Voluntary Service selected to benefit from The Times Appeal 2016

    Wednesday, 30 November 2016

    We’re delighted to have been selected as one of the charities featuring in The Times Appeal 2016 which sees the organisation recognised for extending the hand of friendship to those who need it most.

  6. Royal Voluntary Service supports campaign to reduce loneliness

    Tuesday, 29 November 2016

    Royal Voluntary Service is supporting Good Morning Britain’s 1 Million Minutes campaign to reduce social isolation and loneliness in older people.

  7. Older people dread a lonely Christmas

    Monday, 21 November 2016

    A merry Christmas is a distant memory for many over 75 year olds as more than one in four (27 per cent) say they can’t wait for the day to be over.

  8. Older people say ‘thank you for the music’

    Tuesday, 01 November 2016

    Music is described as a means of escape for many, with fresh research from Royal Voluntary Service identifying the power it has to help older people remember pivotal events from their past.

  9. Charity celebrates singing campaign with Christmas concert to raise funds

    Friday, 28 October 2016

    Royal Voluntary Service, a national older people’s charity, will celebrate their successful Sing Your Heart Out campaign with a night of fundraising festive choral performances in December.

  10. Minister Launches New Concept Healthy Eating Hospital Shop

    Tuesday, 04 October 2016

    Aileen Campbell, Minister for Health & Sport, launches Royal Voluntary Service’s first Revitalise shop at the Western General Hospital, which provides purely healthy and dietary-friendly options for hospital staff, visitors and patients

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