Recent proposals from Wandsworth Borough Council, under a recent review of the Economic Development Office, have included the cessation of the volunteering brokerage contract currently held by Groundworks.  There is no plan to re-tender this contract - which means the possibility of there being no support for volunteer involving organisations to deliver their services in the community.

Lifetimes views this as a serious possible threat to the existence of some organisations who rely heavily on the use of volunteers.  As an organisation with over 35 years of volunteering expertise, and based in the borough, we will be considering how we can support organisations from April 2014.  Lifetimes will be communicating with the local authority regarding this also.

We welcome comments on this development and are keen to work with local organisations on finding a response.   Please send your comments and suggestions to Lifetimes CEO Tina Champion, at  

12:46, 27 Feb 2014 by Alice Haworth-Booth