“It feels good to know I am making something positive happen for others, that may not happen without me.”
Everyone can feel lonely at times. Getting older can magnify these feelings as friends and relatives move away, we experience more significant health problems, lose a partner or find it more difficult to get out and about.
Rushcliffe CVS invites you to contact their befriending scheme. The idea behind Rushcliffe Befriends is that a carefully chosen volunteer spends time with an isolated person on a regular basis.
Depending on the needs and circumstances of the person, volunteers visit an individual in their own home or may spend time with them out and about, helping them to participate in activities of their choice until they feel able to continue independently.
The aim is to help tackle loneliness and to improve confidence and well-being through providing company, conversation and information.
Clients must be over the age of 50 and a Rushcliffe resident to receive the service and, as this is a peer-support befriending service, they ask that volunteers are also aged 50+ and living in Rushcliffe.
Rushcliffe Befriends is a lotter- funded service, held in high esteem by both clients and volunteers.
A user of the scheme recently said:“My volunteer is a godsend. She understands me and that is really helpful. It is a good fit and gives me something to look forward to.”
Contact 0115 969 9060 or email to find our more.
Rushcliffe CVS offers a range of other vital community services including the Voluntary Transport Scheme which provides safe, reliable and affordable journeys to people who find it difficult to access public transport.
Light domestic housekeeping is also available at a very reasonable cost, via the new Handy Housekeepers service. Ideal for elderly people who can’t do as much as they used to.
Contact themon 0115 9699060 and they will make every effort to help you.