If there are any other areas of support needed or you do not have access to emails and wish to request an order of goods from the Shop, please contact the YPGNS on 07885525776 and leave a message at which point a volunteer will contact you within 24 hours to confirm receipt of the message.
Doing small things, making a big difference
The Good Neighbour Scheme is a free service supporting the community with a team of volunteers to help people who are having difficulty with the ordinary things of everyday life.
The Scheme is for anyone of any age and circumstances living in the Yarpole Parish, which includes Bicton, Bircher, Bircher Common, Cock Gate and Lucton.
The Scheme helps by doing the small things that make a big difference – the things that good neighbours do for each other. Here are a few examples:
Fetching prescriptions or library books
Running errands and shopping
Practical tasks at home, such as changing a light bulb or hanging a picture
Filling in forms or writing letters
Walking and / or feeding pets
Finding out about other sources of help
Occasional light gardening or sweeping
Lifts for medical appointments
Occasional family back-up
Calling in for a chat
Coaching in using your computer
Call us anytime on 07885 525776. If you have to leave a message one of our volunteer co-ordinators will ring you back as soon as they can.
Whatever your need, just ask; we will do our best to help.
BECOMING A VOLUNTEER
The volunteers are local people who have offered their time and skills. If you are thinking about becoming a volunteer please contact us on 07885 525776.
Volunteers say what they can offer and when they would be available.
Volunteers are asked to fill in complete a simple registration form and give information for references and for DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service, formerly CRB) checks. There will then be a very informal selection process. Volunteers are security checked for adults and children and carry identity cards. They receive expenses for some activities.
Membership is free and is open to anyone regardless of where they live or whether they use or volunteer for the Scheme. Contact us on 07885 525776 for an application form.
Scheme Co-ordinator – Barbara Nurse
Co-ordinators - David Edwards, Jane Praill
Treasurer – Linda Mckinley
Managing Committee –Val Ainsworth, Sebastian Bowen, Linda Mckinley, David Edwards, Barbara Nurse, Jane Praill.