An update from our Blue Lights Brigade ex-emergency services volunteering programme

We are delighted to inform you that our Blue Lights Brigade programme is progressing well. We are slowly increasing the number of volunteers participating in community activities; we are developing and delivering tailor-made training and briefing sessions; we have increased our connections with the resilience forums that cover our local area; we are exploring expanding our work across the Humber sub region; and we have made new national contacts and secured new investment in the programme.

Steve Lynn is running the programme for VANEL and this initial stage has been supported through Big Lottery funding.  The volunteers on the programme bring the skills and experience they had when they worked in the emergency services with them into their new volunteering roles and over a dozen of them are now volunteering out in the community organised through the programme.

If you know anyone who has retired from Police, Fire or Ambulance Services then please contact Steve and refer them into the programme.

All the contact details are here.