The Heritage Bulletin Blog is published every fortnight on Mondays.
Royal Voluntary Service Heritage Bulletin Blog - WVS during the Second World War: Care of the Homeless
It’s been a while since we last looked at the early roles of WVS, so this week I thought we would explore the services provided for the homeless. Due to enemy attack and bombing raids during World War II many people were made homeless. The WVS had many solutions to help ease the situation and supplied food, clothing and accommodation to those in need from 1939-1945. There was also assistance provided in the immediate post-war period a WVS began to reshape itself and society. Volunteers were vital in keeping up people’s moral particularly when they were victims of air raids; most of this work took place in rest centres.
Women’s Voluntary Service was vital to the war effort, without it who knows how the development of wartime and immediate post-war British society would have been effected.
Find out more in this week’s Heritage Bulletin #Blog www.royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk/hbblog
Royal Voluntary Service worked with Culture Force, a heritage education consultancy.