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Visitor Spotlight: Henry’s Story

Henry has been one of our volunteers for over ten years and currently supports eight individuals

Robert's story

Henry became familiar with Turn2us during his career as a social worker in management and practice when he made referrals to the charity on behalf of his clients.

Henry has worked as a volunteer over the years with a broad spectrum of families and individuals including people with disabilities, HIV and mental health issues. He also volunteers with the Help the Musicians charity.

He finds volunteering to be the most rewarding way to spend his time since retiring. It also enables him to get out and meet many different people in a variety of situations. Henry particularly enjoys training days where volunteers can meet each other and share experiences.

Henry's advice

Henry’s advice to anyone considering becoming a Turn2us Visitor is: "Take the plunge and do it. I am sure you will not regret it."

Henry is quick to stress that training is provided for anyone who feels they may need to develop the skills required for the role and that the work can arranged around your lifestyle. He has always had a welcoming response on visits and, having got to know the people he visits over a number of years, he can see that he is helping to significantly improve their lives. Equally, he feels that volunteering improves the quality of his own life and keeps him in touch with the community. 

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