The Hedge End Council are running some awards for people who doing a really special community service in the area.
Put your community hero’s forward for the Hedge End Serving the Community and Youth Awards 2019/20.
The deadline is the 31st of January 2020 and they are keen to reach as many individuals as possible.
All details can be found via the website: https://www.hedgeend-tc.gov.uk/our-community/community-awards-2019-20/
Back to the Future.
Back to the Future is the name of our re-engagement scheme where we help people at risk of loneliness and further isolation by visiting and accompanying them out and about.
Loneliness and social isolation is a huge problem among older people and others who find it difficult to get out and about.
Who is back to the future for?
Many people in the local area live on their own and there may be times when they feel the need for a volunteer visitor to come and chat with them. It may be a result of a
- Stay in hospital
- Change in circumstances
- Spell of depression
- House move
The reasons may vary, but the opportunity to chat with someone can often help to overcome the problems of the moment and enable people to get their lives in order again.
If you know of anyone who could benefit from this service please contact Options Manager, Hayley Malcolm on 023 8090 2416 or email email@example.com
We often have volunteer opportunities appearing on our site but this is something different. So if you are a friendly person, why not give this some thought?
Have you got a couple of hours or more? You could volunteer for us and visit someone who is older and or has a physical disability.
Volunteers visit a client at home for an hour or two, to chat to someone who finds it difficult to get out of the house and finds themselves feeling lonely. Our aim is to support the client to re-engage with their community, by perhaps going to a lunch club, do their own shopping, with the aim of them going out on their own.
Being a volunteer visitor is a very flexible role, with visits arrange at the mutual convenience of the volunteer and client. It is a role that fits around any other commitments you may have.
While volunteers are welcome from across the borough, volunteers are particularly needed in the Southern Parishes of Botley, Bursledon, Hamble, Hedge End, Hound, Netley and West End to meet the needs of local people.
Training is given and full support and supervision are provided, with mileage expenses paid at 45p per mile.
If you are interested, please contact our Volunteer Centre on 023 8090 2458 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Look at these glorious buses!
Aren’t they beauties?
If you have a few hours to give (literally 2 hours would be fabulous), we would LOVE to have you driving these buses. We do MiDAS training and will get all your forms up together.
We are fundraising through LIONS for a brand new bus, (Quiz night coming up)maybe you will get a go on that? Tempting eh?
Here is a comment from one of our drivers about the variety of journeys they get involved with.
“The day trips I do are normally to different pubs. The favourite pub is the Inn By The Swan at Lee on Solent. They love the carvery there and the staff are so very helpful, we stop off at the sea front on a good day and they like to have an ice cream and watch the sea for a while. We then stop at a local farm shop where they all trundle off the mini bus and buy fruit, veg and flowers of the season. I normally have two bus loads and the drivers help me with getting the food for passengers that have difficulties.”
Also, we need people to drive their own cars about to take people from A to B.
It is good fun and we have a wonderful set of passengers who would love to meet you.
Email us email@example.com
Ring us on 023 8090 2400 and ask about joining our volunteer drivers team.