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Support for the VCSE sector

The Voluntary Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector can refer clients into the NHS Volunteer Responders scheme for support.

How can approved VCSE referrers refer vulnerable patients for volunteer support?

As an approved VCSE referrer you can refer patients directly for NHS Volunteer Responder support including bulk referrals.

How can VCSE sectors refer into the programme?

If you work within a VCSE organisation you can signpost clients for self-referral into the scheme. Approved partners can also refer their clients directly.

You can find out more information by about making referrals by reading our fact sheet.

How can VCSE sectors promote self-referral?

VCSE sectors and charities can promote the self-referral route to patients and clients. This helps us comply with General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) by ensuring consent has been given for use and involvement within the scheme.

If you feel that one of your clients meets the criteria and would benefit from an NHS Volunteer Responder’s support, you should encourage them to use the self-referral process. They should contact us on 0808 196 3646 where we’ll process their direct request for support.

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