This June National Volunteers' Week saw the SVP's Tower House Community Centre celebrating its many volunteers.
The SVP's latest Community Support Centre, based in Brighton, flung open its doors to volunteers who lend their time, skills and talents to supporting people in need and welcomed them with a special lunch and tea.
Sarah King, project assistant at Tower House, commented: "Our volunteers are incredible. They have the special skills and qualities of compassion and listening which help them deal with guests who come to the Memory Café. As the focus is conversation, the volunteers will sit down together with guests, and encourage them to have a chat, picking up on sentences, to jog their memories where they may have lost the thread. It’s a very special quality of care, and allows people to feel connected.”
The Catholic Universe, and news website ICN, published coverage of the SVP's celebration.
To find out more about Tower House, and the SVP's other Community Support Projects, click here.