Watford & Three Rivers Trust (W3RT) has been at the heart of community activity since 1974 and has played a significant part in the development of local voluntary services.
The W3RT Wellbeing Hub materialised from people needing support when the COVID pandemic began last year. The hub supports vulnerable and older people who live in Watford and Three Rivers.
From March 2020 to April 2021, 263 volunteers have completed 15,332 keeping in touch calls, delivered 613 food parcels, collected 1136 prescriptions and completed 677 personal food shops for those stuck at home.
Lily Lee from the W3RT Wellbeing Team said: “We provide welfare and “keeping in touch” telephone calls to keep people connected and ensure they can access the support they need. We aim to provide a friendly ear, listen to their concerns, have a friendly chat, and make sure that people feel safe, heard, and cared for. We also help them to access the support they need by making referrals as required.”
The trust recently launched a befriending service and hub staff have been leading online exercise, coffee connection mornings and book clubs for those wanting to get involved in activities from home.
W3RT are currently looking to recruit more volunteers to keep their valuable services available to the community. To get involved call 01923 216962 or email email@example.com