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Rural Wisdom Evaluation - The value of connection in light of COVID-19

“Rural Wisdom, as we knew it, had been stopped in its tracks” (Staff member Volunteering Matters)

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This short report shares the experiences and reflections of the Volunteering Matters Cymru team leading the Rural Wisdom project in Wales on the impact the COVID-19 Pandemic has had upon their work. In sharing these reflections, the report aims to provide others living and working in rural areas to apply and benefit from what works, in fast-paced and challenging times.

For many older people in rural communities, the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic has been incredibly detrimental. Yet despite restrictions and reduced abilities to meet together in person, the Volunteering Matters Cymru team have ensured the older people they work with have remained connected and active within their communities through innovative and proactive new ways of working.

This document is available in English and Welsh and is available to download from the 'Related Downloads' on the right site of this page.

If you would like any further information or to discuss this project and our findings please contact Victoria Mason-Angelow. For further information and helpful resources about Rural Wisdom please visit www.ruralwisdom.org.

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