Royal Voluntary Service supports ‘Your Later Life’ launch

Monday, 16 December 2019 Royal Voluntary Service helps launch Later Life
Ambassador Wayne Sleep and Royal Voluntary Service is delighted to be involved with Your Later Life. Launched by Media Planet in partnership with the Sunday Telegraph, Your Later Life went live on Sunday 15 December and publishes news, information, advice and personal insight stories, on life in our later years.

Royal Voluntary Service has proudly contributed to Your Later Life’s launch with a number of articles, which you can read below:

A Visitor a Day Keeps the Doctor Away - Director of Operations and Deputy CEO at Royal Voluntary Service, Sam Ward, discusses the positive impact visitors have on patients and their recovery.

Finding Purpose Makes for a Happy Retirement - Director of Volunteering at Royal Voluntary Service, Rebecca Kennelly, discusses the recent study we conducted with Legal & General for our Step Forward campaign, which suggests those happiest in retirement are twice as likely to have found a purpose after leaving the workplace.

Q&A with Wayne Sleep OBE - Royal Voluntary Service supporter and national treasure, Wayne Sleep OBE. Wayne discusses how staying busy and active is what keeps him healthy and happy.

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Royal Voluntary Service is one of the largest voluntary service organisations in Britain. We inspire and enable 20,000 volunteers to help people in need in hospitals, at home and in the community.

Our volunteers improve patient experience in hospital, aid recovery after a stay on ward, help older people support themselves at home, stay fit and active and build meaningful social connections.

Royal Voluntary Service supports volunteers to run services in the community such as lunch and dining clubs, physical activity classes, craft, gardening and other hobby groups. We work collaboratively with other charities, social care providers and the NHS to help create a society where everyone feels valued and involved.

The charity is one of the UK’s largest hospital retailers with 230 volunteer-run shops, cafés and trolley services providing tea and company to patients, hospital staff and visitors.

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