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Advice for people with diabetes and their families

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Current Volunteering Roles

There are a variety of ways to get involved in our work, as a volunteer...

If you're interested in becoming a volunteer in the north of England, we'd love to hear from you. We're always eager to hear what activities you're interested in but to give you an idea of some of our current volunteering activity, we've included some information below.

To find out more, please feel free to get in touch via phone or email.

Tel: 01925 653281


Some current opportunities

Diabetes Voices

Could you use your experience of living with diabetes to improve the quality of diabetes care? By joining Diabetes Voices you could use your time and experience to help influence politicians, policymakers and the NHS to make a real difference to the quality of diabetes care.

Diabetes Voices work with us to campaign and influence for improvements in diabetes services and care across the UK. By getting involved and raising your voice you can change lives and futures. Please give us a call for more information.

Cumbria befriending circle opportunity

Cumbria is a large area with many places in quite isolated locations. This can mean that people living with diabetes don’t always have the opportunity to speak to others who are living with the condition. We would like to use this befriending circle to connect people via email and telephone and are looking for people living with diabetes to get involved.

We would like to connect people living with diabetes in Cumbria. We hope that this network will help to reduce isolation and give people the chance to receive peer support from someone else who knows what it is like to live with the condition.

Sometimes we all need to talk things over and being able to speak to someone else through the befriending circle could mean the difference between a good day and a really tough one. You could help to get this circle up and running, offer some peer support and hopefully receive some in return.

If you would like to find out more about this project and how you could get involved the please get in touch.

Local volunteer action

4.5 million people in the UK are living with diabetes and 11.9 million are at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. We need your help to reach as many of these people as possible. You hold the key to connecting with your local community and your activities could help people to find the support they need to better manage their condition, moving towards a world were diabetes can do no harm.

With our support and your ideas there are endless ways that you could raise awareness about diabetes within your community. Our “Volunteer Shopping List” has some suggestions to start the ball rolling but your action could range from sharing information about our services on social media to holding a craft stall to raise money for the charity.

This is a very flexible opportunity giving you the chance to decide what actions you are going to take with the availability that you have.

Sending a tweet to raise awareness about the Diabetes UK Helpline may only take 5 minutes but could reach thousands of people. If this is volunteering opportunity for you or you would like to find out more please get in touch.

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