Good Neighbours / befriending
You have two hands.
One to help yourself,
the second to help others
Good Neighbours community befriending service was set up to help people of any age within the community who may have become isolated or lonely because of ill health, disability, life changes or social disadvantage. We provide a volunteer to help with some household tasks such as paperwork (bills etc.), dog walking, nutrition or childcare support.
The Good Neighbour volunteer also helps people get out and about in the community and improve self-confidence. They may accompany them to social groups (such as Lunch Club or our Memory Circle) or take them for walks or drives in the countryside. Volunteers are all recruited, interviewed and DBS checked.
The volunteers will have a range of skills and Lynda, our well-being coordinator, will be responsible for assessing and matching the right volunteer for each befriending match.