The Barlaston Good Neighbour Scheme went live on May 10th .

An initiative of the Community Council of Staffordshire, the Good Neighbour Scheme enables people to volunteer practical support to neighbours who through age or disability may feel isolated.  A volunteer could offer as much or as little time they can give to offer practical help with shopping, befriending, transport to medical appointments, etc.  Just a small offer of help can make a big difference to someone who is lonely.

What is Barlaston Good Neighbour

Scheme?

The Good Neighbour scheme is voluntary organised to coordinate volunteers and help residents in Barlaston, with for instance:

  • Some company – talking on the telephone or having a visit
  • Shopping
  • Practical help in the house
  • Transport to GP or hospital visits
  • Accessing a local group or club
  • Walking a dog
  • Pursuing a hobby
  • Writing a letter
  • Learning how to use a computer
  • Help in winter or extreme weather conditions

If you feel you need a bit of help now and again (or even for a short time) to help to maintain your independence Barlaston Good Neighbours are here to help you.

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Barlaston-Good-Neighbours-Scheme/252756008233223