Wokingham Borough Mayor, the Honourable Robert Pitts, presented GiveandTakeCare (G&TC), which aims to provide a sustainable long-term solution to the care of older adults, to all charities in the borough on 16th November, inviting them to join this innovative scheme.
Age Concern Twyford & District signed up as an associate charity and a locality manager, the first point of contact for all volunteers who wish to join the scheme and start building their care savings for later life, was appointed on 1st November.
Prof. Heinz Wolff and Dr Gabriella Spinelli from Brunel University London and two of the Scheme's Directors, G&TC Project Manager, Aimee Constant and CEO of Age Concern Twyford, Gordon Holmes, spoke with the 60 charities that attended the event.
The scheme’s Project Manager has since received several enquiries from charities in the area, and they hope to grow in this community very fast. They have started to recruit volunteers and will have an official launch in mid-January 2017.
The Mayor, Cllr Pitts, was very supportive of G&TC and the scheme also hopes to create strong links with the Council in Wokingham. Through this first locality, G&TC hopes to demonstrate that a community-based approach to our social care problems can offer a tangible solution and a real alternative to the current social care models.
For further information on GiveandTakeCare, please visit their website https://www.giveandtakecare.co.uk/