In the Vale for the Vale

In the Vale for the Vale

GOOD NEIGHBOUR SCHEME

Do you need help with small tasks around the home or maybe just someone to pop in for a chat? Do you know someone who does?

Founded in 2009 our Good Neighbour scheme provides volunteers to help with tasks that our elderly or vulnerable clients find too difficult. For example, we can help with paperwork, befriend and chat, share hobbies, put up shelves or collect prescriptions for someone who is otherwise isolated.

A new Shopping Service was launched within the Good Neighbour Scheme in July 2021.

In the Vale for the Vale

GOOD NEIGHBOUR SCHEME

Do you need help with small tasks around the home or maybe just someone to pop in for a chat? Do you know someone who does?

Founded in 2009 our Good Neighbour scheme provides volunteers to help with tasks that our elderly or vulnerable clients find too difficult. For example, we can help with paperwork, befriend and chat, share hobbies, put up shelves or collect prescriptions for someone who is otherwise isolated.

A new Shopping Service was launched within the Good Neighbour Scheme in July 2021.

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One of our co-ordinators will visit you at your home to make an initial assessment and then will allocate the most appropriate volunteer for you.

Please call us on 01235 765348 for more details, or feel free to email using gns@vci.org.uk

Please don’t let Covid19 stop you from contacting us about the Good Neighbour Scheme. There are still ways we and the volunteers can help. Loneliness and isolation is more of a worry that ever with the challenges being faced just now.

New referrals can be made by an individual, family member, friend, medical professional or a third party agency. If you are unsure, make the referral for our co-ordinators to consider. We will ask that, where appropriate, the individual is aware that a referral is being made.

From July 2021, our Good Neighbour Scheme introduced a new Shopping Service. One of our volunteers can do your shopping for you, take you to the shops, offer a little extra help as you navigate the store aisles or teach you how to use the computer to do an on-line shop.

Everyone who joins the Shopping Service will have a home visit before the service starts to make sure everything is clear and understood.

To find out more about this new Good Neighbour Shopping Service just give us a call, pop in or send us an email.

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Over 48 volunteer Good Neighbours
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3k + befriending consultations

VCI has over 48 volunteer Good Neighbours and in 2019/20, in the region of 3,250 befriending consultations were completed with over 130 different clients receiving support from our scheme.

The Good Neighbour scheme is provided free of charge,
however voluntary donations are always very welcome.

There is a £2.00 per month membership fee
for the new Shopping Service.