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Appeal for Age Well Together volunteers

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: September 01, 2014

By Belinda Hargreaves

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A new partnership is looking for volunteer drivers to help support older people in attending exercise classes.

The Ageing Well Together Partnership runs exercise groups across the Staffordshire Moorlands and Newcastle to assist older people with falls prevention.

Volunteer drivers are needed to enable older people to attend these sessions.

Drivers should ideally live within the Staffordshire Moorlands or Newcastle-under-Lyme areas and will be transporting people in their local area.

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The scheme is operated by Support Staffordshire (Staffordshire Moorlands).

The group is based in Leek, and all volunteers are supported and are asked to commit to a regular journey each week.

All drivers receive out-of-pocket expenses, including mileage at 45p per mile.

To find out more about becoming a volunteer driver, contact Sally Bentley, Community Transport Officer, on 01538 386888 Monday to Friday between 9am and 1pm or email Sally at directservices@smcvs.co.uk.

For more information about Support Staffordshire call into the Staffordshire Moorlands branch directly at 9 High Street, Leek or call 01538 398240 and follow @supportstaffordshire for the latest updates.

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