Carole claims volunteer of the year award win for her services to Rotten Row

A FORMBY woman who helps keep a road in Southport  blooming has been awarded with the Friends of Rooten Row Volunteer of the Year award!

Every year the Chairman of Friends of Rotten Row gets the privilege to choose a member of the Volunteers to become our Volunteer of The year. This year it was Carole Sedzimir’s turn to take up that position.

Chairman Brian Quinn said: Caroles dedication is fantastic.

“Last year she gave up part of her annual holidays to represent The Friends of Rotten Row at their stand at the Southport Flower Show. Not only that her sense of humour and dedication in helping to maintain Rotten Row is outstanding.

“She travels in from from Formby, by train, for every work session and hardly ever misses a session.

“It is volunteers like Carole who help us to keep Rotten Row looking so good and receiving the accolades that the Friends have recieved not only from passers by but also from National Institutions like North West in Bloom and Green Flag.

“If you would like to become one of the Award winning Volunteers of Rotten Row why not come along to one of our work sessions on a Monday and Thursday afternoons also on a Tuesday morning, you will be most welcome.”

Public Health Report: How VCSE organisations contribute to wellbeing, health and care

This report (click here) sets out recommendations for voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations in the health and care sector.

This is a joint review by the Department of Health, Public Health England, and NHS England. The aim of the review is to:

  • describe the role of the VCSE sector in improving health, wellbeing and care outcomes
  • identify the challenges and opportunities in realising the sector’s potential
  • address challenges and maximise opportunities

The report makes recommendations for government, health and care system partners, funders, regulatory bodies and the VCSE sector. It emphasises putting wellbeing at the centre of health and care services, and making VCSEorganisations an integral part of a collaborative system.