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Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Clare Parsons, support worker at Doctors of the World UK's Project:London

Clare Parsons at Project:London
Clare Parsons started out volunteering as a support worker for Project:London in Bethnal Green. She was there from the very start in 2006, and cleared out and painted the rooms prior to the clinic officially opening.  Clare now works closely with vulnerable service users as part of the close follow-up scheme that Project:London runs.  She writes up the client’s experiences to be used as case studies for Doctors of the World’s advocacy work and bears witness to the difficulties people are experiencing in accessing heaqlthcare in the UK.  Clare also uses her Mandarin language skills to accompany clients to appointments at hospitals and to register with GPs. She fits her voluntary work around her full-time job as a Speech and Language Therapist within the NHS.

Thanks to her hard work and dedication with us and other charities, Clare has been nominated to carry the Olympic torch through London. Well done Clare!

Speaking about her work with Project:London Clare says;

“We live in a city where there are thousands of people who cannot access the healthcare they need to survive both emotionally and physically. The people who attend the clinic are the most marginalised and vulnerable in our society but they have frequently had the toughest treatment from local services. At Project:London we offer them a non-judgmental and friendly environment and empower people to take the next step in improving the quality of life for themselves.”

To recognise the support and dedication of other volunteers Doctors of the World UK have joined up with Blue Dot World. Blue Dot World offers a reward scheme for those who support our cause. If you are a volunteer and interested in finding out more about the scheme and its benefits, click the link the below. Blue Dot World