WRVS


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WRVS

abbreviation for
(Social Welfare) Women's Royal Voluntary Service
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Given the growing ageing population, WRVS services, such as Meals on Wheels, community transport and Home from Hospital, delivered by an army of 40,000 volunteers, are even more needed.
Sally Rivers, head of operations for WRVS in Wales, said: "Older people in Wales shouldn't be confined to their own homes simply because they can't access transport.
The WRVS research showed that for ten per cent of parents over 75, their nearest child lives more than an hours drive away.
David McCullough, chief executive of WRVS, said: "Many children have no choice but to move away from their older parents because of work or family reasons and really regret the fact that they aren't close enough for more regular visits to alleviate their parent's loneliness.
The WRVS was set up in 1938 by Stella Isaacs, Marchioness of Reading, to help civilians and the organisation played a key role in the evacuation of civilians from Blitz-hit cities during World War II.
Margaret began volunteering in 1939 as a civil defence helper with the Women's Voluntary Services - the predecessor of the WRVS.
We would really like to encourage such people to take a step towards WRVS to find out more about volunteering opportunities in their area.
WRVS research identified that Welsh men over the age of 75 who live alone are the loneliest in Britain and are likely to Sarah Rochira, Commissioner suffer from depression.
The WRVS is a volunteers and charity work organisation to help older people across the UK.
I think that is what the WRVS is all about - the friendliness and just helping each other in good times and bad.
The WRVS - formerly the Women's Royal Voluntary Service, which provides volunteers to help older people at home and in hospitals - celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2013.
A NOP survey launched today by WRVS shows that the majority of the general public see and speak to over 10 people every day, with 54% of young people (15-34 years) seeing over 20 people a day.