This tab contains information about the different types of voluntary opportunities to support the care sector.

National Care Force

The National Care Force has been launched to support volunteering in the social care sector during the COVID-19 outbreak, and to help social care providers fill staff gaps.

Anyone can join as a volunteer, regardless of work background. They can apply for non-clinical work such as picking up shopping for those self-isolating, or providing in-home care such as cleaning and laundry. Social care providers, healthcare workers and volunteers across the UK are also able to register to use the platform.

Go to the website for more information.

NHS Volunteer Responders

NHS Volunteer Responders has been set up to support the NHS during the COVID-19 outbreak. This programme has been set up by the government and is mainly geared towards the NHS but NCF hopes that some of the resources generated will also benefit the care and support sector.

You can encourage people to sign up here.