Volunteering in health and care: Securing a sustainable future

Volunteering in health and care: Securing a sustainable futureThis briefing paper, published by The King’s Fund, considers the role and value of volunteers in health and social care.

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The authors discuss the future of volunteering in the light of the financial challenges facing public services and the reforms introduced by the Health and Social Care Act 2012.

They assert that service providers and commissioners should take a much more strategic approach towards volunteering, with a clear vision of how volunteers will help meet organisational objectives and benefit patients and the local community.