New project: Getting Together Matters (GTM)
Getting Together Matters (GTM) is an exciting new project with a great calendar of free activities and events that will bring older people together across our communities. Activities include online gentle exercise singing and quizzes.
Not all activities are delivered online, we have a varied and growing list of postal and telephone activities including pen pals, creative writing and telephone pals.
Activities for Older People Across the UK – Getting Together Matters
- Running remotely across the UK in response to social distancing measures during COVID-19 – by zoom/ telephone & post.
- Involving people over 50 years old and aimed at older age groups, in interactive sessions, helping combat loneliness and isolation at this time.
- Supported by volunteers, delivered by Volunteering Matters UK charity.
- Part of Volunteering Matters’ wider COVID-19 Response Programme to support local communities throughout and after the pandemic.
Volunteering Matters has been leading UK volunteering in policy and practice for more than 50 years. We know, through years of successful work, that investing in people through the power of volunteering makes a tangible difference to the volunteer, the beneficiary and society.
We believe that everyone can play a role in their community and should have the chance to participate; we build projects and programs to reflect this. We focus on the needs of four distinct communities: young people, disabled people, families, and older people.
Due to COVID 19, we have had to change the way we deliver some of our projects and engage with our beneficiaries who are most risk of loneliness & isolation.
How you might help?
We would like to connect with as many partner organisations as possible so we can reach more people and reduce isolation. We would be grateful if you could share the calendar amongst your networks and beneficiaries. If you would like to receive any additional information or would like to keep informed of GTM activities, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
firstname.lastname@example.org or: 080 8196 6831