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Ingol community centre seeks volunteers after Covid-19-related staff shortages

Posted on - 18th January, 2022 - 11:16am | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Health, Ingol, Preston News
Pic: The Intact Centre

An Ingol community centre struck by Omicron-related staff shortages has appealed for volunteers to fill the gap.

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Intact, situated on Whitby Avenue in Ingol, has helped Preston residents for decades and requires volunteers to provide its services.

They include a community food hub, advice services, counselling, employment support, an IT suite and a local nature reserve.

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Pic: The Intact Centre

CEO Denise Hartley said: “This current wave of infections has stretched our resources beyond anything I’ve ever known

“The staff and many of our volunteers have had to isolate or take time to recover from being infected.

“Our services make a difference to the lives of so many, and we are determined to keep them running.”

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Pic: The Intact Centre

Despite implementing Covid screens and other preventative measures, the spread of the Omicron variant has affected many businesses and charities.

Denise said: “Our amazing volunteers are the lifeblood of The Intact Centre.

“However, now more than ever, we need more people to sign up and help us deliver our vital services to some of the most vulnerable in the community.”

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Pic: The Intact Centre

No previous experience is required, and full training is provided, with opportunities to gain experience and new qualifications.

The Intact Centre is open weekdays from 9am to 4pm.

Those interested can email the centre at: info@intact-preston.org.uk



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