Good Neighbour Scheme in Central Bedfordshire
Bedfordshire Rural Communities Charity supports Good Neighbour Schemes across Central Bedfordshire.
Good Neighbour Schemes (sometimes known as village care schemes) are set up and run by local residents who offer help and support to fellow residents of their town or village.
All volunteers are insured and DBS checked. Most help is free, unless expenses such as petrol or parking have been incurred, but donations are always welcome.
Volunteers do not take on tasks best suited to trained professionals or the emergency services but can help out with the occasional things that can make all the difference, such as:
- lifts to the shops or doctors;
- collecting shopping;
- small household jobs such as changing a light-bulb or opening a jar;
walking the dog;
- even popping round for a chat over a cup of tea – or anything else that one neighbour might do for another.