I've started a new HPANWO blog! The Hospital Porters' Welfare Association blog. See: http://hpanwo-hpwa.blogspot.com/
This is a project that's been milling around inside my head for some time. It's something that is very noticably lacking in ther world of Hospital Portering, and it's very much needed indeed! Well, now that has been remedied!
The purpose of the HPWA is best described in the Mission Statement:
The Hospital Porters’ Welfare Association is a new charity and support community established to provide care and support for the approximately 9000 serving Hospital Porters in the UK and the even greater number of retired and former Hospital Porters. Today thousands of Hospital Porters and ex-Hospital Porters live under the pressure of poverty, isolation, indignity and social violence leading to suffering, a poor quality of life and increasing mental and physical health problems stemming from their sacrifice to the Hospital Portering Service, the National Health Service and private health practices; and the patients whom they play such a vital part in caring for. Our mission is to build a better present and future for Hospital Porters across Britain and eventually throughout the world by giving financial support, counseling and comradeship. In doing so we hope to also raise the public profile of Hospital Portering and increase awareness of this noble profession.
I've now got a basic plan for the organization; I now need to register it as an official charity and then come up with some rough ideas for action, fundraising and publicity. I might need to start another website as the HPWA becomes more complicated. I've got some thoughts already and I'll let you know as they take form. I'm going to tinker with the blog design a bit too. Pride and Dignity to you all!
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