Nehal Depani, NCVO (originally posted February 2015)
What does the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector’s contribution to health and wellbeing look like? Of course, there are tens of thousands of voluntary organisations doing great work directly linked to health and social care – from helping with activities in care homes to carrying out medical research. But an individual’s wider lifestyle and their personal circumstances also have a huge impact on their health and wellbeing. So it’s important not to forget about the contribution made by those voluntary organisations working in other areas – be it housing, advice, arts and culture or something else.