Mainstream Volunteering, 19.04.21

On 19 April 2021, we enjoyed a virtual visit to our mainstream Volunteering Services.

We were welcomed by Linda Sanders, Voluntary Services Development Manager and Julie Langford.

Mainstream volunteering mainly supports Oxleas elderly patients and inpatient units. The types of volunteering range from gardeners, shop staff, car/mini bus drivers to yoga, exercise assistants and pets for therapy.

The following Governors attended

Simon Hiller, Service User/Carer Governor, Children
Margaret Cunningham, Public Governor, Bromley
Les Clark, Public Governor, Greenwich
Ray Warburton, Public Governor, Rest of England
Richard Diment, Lead Governor/Appointed Governor, Bexley Council
Kate Heaps, Partnership Governor, Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice
Margaret Adedeji, Staff Governor, Bromley Adult
Rebekah Marks-Hubbard, Staff Governor, Greenwich Adult
Sharon Rodrigues, Staff Governor, Adult Learning Disabilities

Linda Sanders, centre in pink and Julie Langford to her right in black from voluntary services with some of the volunteers.
Linda Sanders, centre in pink and Julie Langford to her right in black from voluntary services with some of the volunteers.

Our Governors said...

"I thought this was an excellent session. Circulation of the papers beforehand worked very well. Meeting the key staff gave a clear picture of the scope of their work, which is important for Governors to understand. And a one hour virtual training slot was very welcome too........ Thanks to all."
Margaret Cunningham, Public Governor, Bromley


"The session was very informative. From a Community point of view, there needs to be more awareness as I don't see them being used."
Margaret Adedeji, Staff Governor, Bromley Adult


"It was very useful and interesting. Even though I volunteer myself I learnt a lot about what Linda and the team do, and it was great that all the team got to talk about their areas. Please pass on my thanks."
Les Clark, Public Governor, Greenwich


"It was good to get the report from the front line we had on Monday; and I very much appreciated the clear and succinct account Linda and her colleagues gave of what volunteers are doing in support of Oxleas and its service users. The omission of what you might think of as strategic oversight was noticeable at a couple of points, but we had plenty of that at the introductory session that Japleen led, so I don't think it mattered hugely on this occasion."
Simon Hiller, Service User/Carer Governor, Children