Good Neighbour & Village Care Scheme Network
Care schemes are ‘good neighbour’ groups set up and run by local residents to provide a ‘safety net’ for fellow residents in need of a bit of extra help. Volunteers are insured and DBS (old CRB) checked. Most help is free, except for any expenses such as petrol or parking, but donations are always welcome.
Volunteers don’t take on tasks best suited to trained professionals or the emergency services but help out with occasional things that can make all the difference, such as lifts to the shops or doctors; collecting shopping; small household jobs such as changing a light-bulb; walking the dog; even popping round for a chat over a cup of tea – or anything else that one neighbour might do for another.
Telephone: 01234 832648