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Update - Summer 2018

With the arrival of Spring, the Good Neighbour Scheme has continued to help a number of people in the Parish on an ongoing basis and we have received a number of new calls as well.

It was lovely to have a stall in the Church during the Scarecrow Trail - it was great to meet so many people from the village. We always welcome more people.  You can give as little or as much time as you like, you get to meet new people and everything is local.  Every so often, we meet to discuss the scheme so there is a social aspect to what we do as well.

With Spring upon us and Summer around the corner we are getting ready to help those who are vulnerable with their gardens and other Summer tasks. If you would benefit from our help, or know anyone who would, please do get in touch with us.

If you are vulnerable and would like help or you would like to volunteer, you can contact us 07961 939574 or by emailinggoodneighbours@pucklechurch.org.

Larisa, Rodney and Ross

Pucklechurch and Shortwood Good Neighbour Scheme Co-ordinators.

Pucklechurch and Shortwood Good Neighbour Scheme.

To contact the Good Neighbours Scheme:
Call Larisa, Rodney or Ross on 07961 93957
or email goodneighbours@pucklechurch.org  

See out latest update below

About the Good Neighbour Scheme

The scheme was started in 2009 and is managed by three co-ordinators and there are 16 volunteers. The purpose of the scheme is to provide support to our neighbours. Anyone can use the scheme but we are aiming our support at those who are more vulnerable within our community like elderly residents or single parents. Contact with the scheme can be made by clicking here or by phone: 07961939574.

Good neighbours do not replace services already provided by local service providers or organisations, nor do we operate a 24 hr service. A user of the scheme can expect a coordinator to contact them within 24 hrs of making contact. The co-ordinator will then refer the resident using the scheme to a volunteer. Volunteers will be happy to pop round and spend time with someone, help fill in forms, put bins out and check and change batteries in smoke alarms. It may be that someone is lonely and would like to spend half an hour having a cup of tea with a new friend or the support provided may be on a more practical level. Volunteers will also be able to help people get in touch with services that are provided by other organisations.

All volunteers are CRB checked and the scheme holds public liability insurance.

If anyone would like to become a volunteer, please let us know. It really is very easy. You do not have to commit to giving any particular amount of time and you only do what you are comfortable doing. It's a great way to meet new friends.