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Volunteer scheme in funding boost

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: August 12, 2014

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A VOLUNTEER group has scooped a share of a £2 million funding boost.

NHS England the Royal Voluntary Service East Midlands division, which covers South Derbyshire, will be one of eight projects receiving cash to help provide extra support when people are discharged from hospital, such as older people living alone without a support network.

David McCullough, Royal Voluntary Service chief executive, said: "We know that the right help on a return home from a hospital stay can make a huge difference to the health and wellbeing of older patients."

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