Keep in Touch project
Our project gets working and retired community nurses together for regular phone calls.
Our Keep in Touch project is a practical way in which we aim to strengthen the Queen’s Nurse community, past and present.
The project offers opportunities to speak to retired Queen’s or community nurses regularly on the phone, to talk about life experiences, aspects of nursing past and present, memories and future plans. It encourages social interaction, creates new bonds and as one of our volunteers said, is truly ‘a two-way benefit’!
It’s a great way to become involved as a volunteer with the QNI in a flexible and supportive environment. Full training (and a QNI mobile phone) is offered to all volunteers.
To me this has been a lifeline, I see so few people and knowing I can look forward to my call really makes a chance to chat about what we have been doing that week. Even have a moan. But lots of laughs too!A Keep in Touch Member
This vital project runs out of funding in December this year. You can help by holding a fundraising tea party. We hope that enough funds will be raised to enable it to continue into next year, so that all the retired Queen’s or community nurses whose lives are enriched by the project will continue to ‘keep in touch’.
I've got to say I was really 'buzzing' after the call. This project is really a two way benefit!A Keep in Touch Volunteer