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Samaritans branch facing closure unless volunteers come forward - News & Star

The Samaritans of West Cumbria has launched an urgent appeal for assistance as volunteer numbers plummet, throwing the service’s future into uncertainty.

The charity has been established in Whitehaven for 40 years and provides confidential, emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress, despair or suicidal thoughts.

But if the situation does not improve, it could be as early as January that the charity ceases to exist in west Cumbria, meaning the service for this area will be provided by other parts of northern England including Carlisle and Barrow.

The blow comes at a time when new figures revealed parts of Cumbria – particularly Copeland – are suffering some of the highest rates of suicide and hospital admissions for self-harm in the country.

David Earley, deputy director for recruitment and selection at the west Cumbria branch, called the situation “catastrophic” and issued an urgent plea for people to get on board.

At the moment there are 34 volunteers situated at Whitehaven’s Church Road, who provide a listening ear for people needing to talk, but a further 20 are needed.

“I don’t know why the volunteer numbers have fallen,” Mr Earley said. “People retire and move away. But it will close unless we find more people and that would be catastrophic as it’s a very well-used service in the area.”

Workington MP, Sir Tony Cunningham has thrown his weight behind the appeal, urging people to help keep the lifesaving charity afloat.

“The difference between life and death is often overused, but in this instance, volunteers can make a difference between life and death,” said Sir Tony.

According to the Department of Health, the average suicide rate in England for 2010-12 was eight people per 100,000. In that time, 33 people in Copeland ended their lives making it the second-highest rate in the country.

Mr Earley explained: “Unless the number of listening and support volunteers is increased the branch may have to close.

“This would mean that callers to Samaritans in Whitehaven who need to talk about a wide range of personal difficulties, including suicidal thoughts or feelings, would not have a local branch available to listen to their concerns.”

Anyone over the age of 18 can volunteer, as they will be offered full training. In Whitehaven they can expect to work a three to four-hour shift each week, as well as an overnight shift every four to six weeks.

To find out more, contact Mr Earley on 01229 717181 or by emailing earley27@btinternet.com .

There will also be an informal information day on Sunday, September 14 between 2pm and 3.30pm at the Whitehaven branch.

First published at 08:28, Thursday, 31 July 2014
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Recruitment – Getting it wrong can cost you a fortune - BusinessDay


Of course with the creation of new jobs comes the issue of recruitment. It is vital for a business of any size that the recruitment process is not only followed correctly but is also done well. By failing to follow the correct process of recruitment, you may damage the reputation of your company, or select a candidate who is ultimately unsuitable. In both instances this could prove detrimental to your business.

Following the process correctly should hopefully mean that not only do you maintain the reputation of your company but that invariably the most suitable candidate is selected. With recent changes to fairness and equality legislation, business owners are now, even more so than before, responsible for ensuring that candidates do not face discrimination of any sort during the recruitment and selection process.

Selecting the wrong person, through a botched selection process, could cause numerous problems. According to HR Review ‘the cost implications of recruiting the wrong person are extremely high: recruiting costs a company approximately 25% in basic annual salary of the employee, plus the cost of time spent interviewing the candidate and then the cost of making them redundant’. Furthermore increased labour turnover can affect the attitudes of the workforce. Recruiting a person that is unsuitable could create a less than harmonious atmosphere within a workplace and, apart from being a potential disciplinary statistic, employers often find that unsuitable workers become disgruntled, less efficient and usually leave after a short period of time. This of course means the recruitment process must start once again, costing the business even more than they initially predicted, and even more if the person in question does not leave voluntarily.

Job recruitment of course can be smooth and easy, and if done in the right way your business may see no end of benefits; selecting the correct person will ultimately enhance a business. Turnstone HR recommends a few easy steps for business owners to follow during recruitment:

•Define your person specification. Make sure it is very clear, and outlines all of your specific needs. It is important that before you start you know exactly what your needs are.

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•Structure a successful recruitment process that picks out such needs.

•It is important that you are consistent with your recruitment process in order to differentiate between the candidates.

•Get more than one person involved, other people’s opinions on candidates often prove helpful.

•Use several processes during recruitment to determine whether candidates are successful. For example; if the position is a practical one, an interview may not determine the best person for the job whereas a practical task may.

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