Our impact

Volunteer helping older woman

Royal Voluntary Service is a charity that has helped older people stay independent at home and active in their local community for nearly 80 years. More than 25,000 volunteers make a huge difference to the lives of the 100,000 older people we support each month throughout the country.

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Raising awareness to help combat loneliness in men supporting the Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness.

Involving older people

Involving older people

We listen to and engage with the views of older people to help shape our work.

Improving physical function in older adults

Improving physical function in older adults

Royal Voluntary Service, working in partnership with Move it or Lose it! developed a bespoke chair-based resistance exercise programme.

Let

Let's end going home alone

We want to end older people going home alone after a stay in hospital.

Real life stories

Real life stories

The real life stories of our volunteers and the older people that make Royal Voluntary Service.

Reports and reviews

Reports and reviews

Read research reports, and annual reviews and accounts from recent years.

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