The Value of Partnerships and Signposting
Move the Masses values the benefits of forming partnerships with other organisations and signposting. Several of our volunteers are also volunteers for other charities as well and this can come in very handy:
Whilst Danny was making welfare calls on behalf of York Neighbours, Sheila’s name came up on his list.
Sheila felt low and isolated following lockdowns and Danny, who also volunteers for Move the Masses, suggested that she refer herself to Move Mates.
Several months later when Sheila’s name came up on Danny’s welfare call rota again, her first words to him were ‘You’ve got a lot to answer for!’ In March 2021 Sheila went on her first walk with Move Mate John. John told us that Sheila had not walked further than 100m from her home before but they made it all the way to the shop.
Sheila has been having fantastic weekly walks ever since. In June 2021 she achieved her ambition of walking the full length of a local road and back – a total of 3 miles. Sheila continues to enjoy her walks and has “so much more energy for walking now”.
“It’s so great to see everything come together”