Good neighbours West Sussex

Older person going for a walk with a volunteer

Royal Voluntary Service Good Neighbours West Sussex

Good Neigbours West Sussex helps people to increase social contact in their everyday lives and become more active in the local community. It enables people to feel more confident in their own home and gives them more freedom to get out and about. This might include helping people to join activities in their local area, or arranging for some company or a chat during regular visits from a volunteer.

Practical things that Good Neighbours West Sussex can do include:

  • Accompanying you to the shops
  • Someone to take you to visit friends
  • Supporting you to attend local clubs, groups and activities
  • Enabling you to take up a hobby
  • Arranging for you to be delivered a daily hot meal or books and dvds
  • Some company and a chat with regular visits from a Royal Voluntary Service volunteer.

A key feature of the service is to carry out 'safe and well' checks during all home visits. Royal Voluntary Service volunteers will be able to check on any change in health, wellbeing or home surroundings. It can also link you with a wide range of organisations across West Sussex that provide further advice, services and activities.

Although the main focus of the Royal Voluntary Service is to support older people, this service is open to vulnerable adults from all age groups who live in West Sussex. Good Neighbours West Sussex is available free of charge, but you will need to meet any associated expenses, such as your phone calls, travel, and activity charges.

For more information get in touch using the details below.

Adur, Arun, Chichester and Worthing districts:

Phone: 01903 257019
Royal Voluntary Service website

Crawley, Horsham and Mid Sussex districts:

Phone: 01293 228060
Royal Voluntary Service website

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