Healthy Neighbourhoods scheme comes to Sidmouth
PUBLISHED: 11:40 28 January 2017
Good neighbours are being encouraged to become good friends in a scheme with Big Lottery funding.
Healthy Neighbourhoods is inviting residents to an open day at Sidmouth Library to find out more about joining as a volunteer.
Project manager Sarah Forde said: “Opportunities include supporting a person to return home from hospital, including making their home ready, turning the heating on, picking up essential items from the shop and having a cooked meal ready for them.
“They can also support with practical help and befriending, such as having a cuppa and chat with a person in their home.
“Volunteers can get involved at a level to suit them, and give as much time as they are able to.
“Free training is provided, including a comprehensive induction programme with continued support to help all volunteers.
“Agreed out-of-pocket expenses will also be paid.”
The open day will begin at 10am and run until noon on Wednesday (February 1).
For more information on Healthy Neighbourhoods, call 01392 824752.
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