How does it work?
Visit the WGNS website and call the number provided. A co-ordinator will arrange for a registered volunteer to help.
What kind of help is available?
- Transport to appointments at the hospitals in Oakham and Melton Mowbray; doctors; opticians; hairdressers; dentists; or shopping in Oakham or Melton Mowbray.
- Household tasks such as changing light bulbs; replacing batteries or moving small items of furniture.
- Companionship for folks who would like a chat and a cup of tea or maybe a game of Scrabble.
- Support while recuperating from illness with things like gardening; taking the children to school; light housework or caring for pets.
- Help with writing letters or filling in non-legal forms; reading to people with visual impairment; learning to use email and the Internet.
Who can use the Whissendine Good Neighbour Scheme?
Everyone in the village – the service is open to anyone who doesn’t have someone around to help in times of need or doesn’t have access to a car
The WGNS has a wheelchair, for the use of their volunteers and other residents of the village. It is located in the church. Anyone wishing to borrow it on a short term basis should contact WGNS to arrange the loan.
Can I help?
- If you’d like to volunteer, please visit the WGNS website.
- Donation envelopes are available should anyone wish to contribute to the running costs of the scheme.
Where can I find more information?
For minutes, accounts, statistics, volunteers’ and consultants’ pages, and further links, please visit the WGNS website.