Global Link is one of countless charities and voluntary sector organisations that supported and continue to support vulnerable people in Lancaster District throughout the pandemic. Struck by the incredibly positive, swift and decisive response of both Lancaster City Council and our partners in the VCSF (voluntary, community, social and faith) sector, we decided that we wanted to document and celebrate what we think has been an extraordinary response from Lancaster and Morecambe’s community to helping each other through the crisis.
So, over the summer of 2020 we trained refugee and asylum seeker volunteers to gather these stories, while other volunteers transcribed and wrote up the stories. This booklet is the outcome of this project, and is a celebration of volunteers, volunteering, partnership working and the people of Lancaster and Morecambe. Download the booklet here .
These stories will move and inspire you. You will hear how volunteering and partnership working has both made a huge impact in helping vulnerable people, but also how it has helped the volunteers themselves to build their own confidence and skills, connect with other people, and give them a feeling of self-worth.
You will hear how generous the wider community of Lancaster and Morecambe has been, not only as volunteers, but with donations and money. You will hear about the importance of community and people helping each other, and you will see how the voluntary sector has # never been more needed