The sitting service was set up to allow carers to get out and have a well earned break. They may be caring for someone 24 hours a day without any respite and this service enables them to do whatever they wish for a while without worrying about their loved one. ON HOLD AT MOMENT
Our volunteers befriend people in their area who are lonely, isolated or housebound. Calling in for a weekly chat and a cuppa goes a long way. Note:- Task is visiting in the home, not taking client out. Not for those people in Residential / Nursing Homes or in Warden Assisted Housing. ON HOLD AT MOMENT
We are working hard to restart these services and we are trying to secure funding
A volunteer buddy will provide short term support to individuals who have not left their home for some time and have lost confidence to go out.
An allocated volunteer will call the client to provide a regular telephone befriending service.
We provide a shopping service for people who are unable to shop for themselves and have no family or friends to help. Shopping can be carried out on a weekly basis by volunteers if available. Shopping project Referrals are received from Social Services, Health professionals.
We provide a transport service for people (paid for via groups and organisations) who are unable to access public transport.
Our Tea Dance is held EVERY 2nd Wednesday of the month at
Erewash Volunteer Centre
(Fully Accessible building)
1.30pm - 3.30pm
£3 each - includes tea/coffee and cakes/biscuits
For those who wish, optional dancing to music from the golden era of tea dances will be available
EVERYONE IS WELCOME
Transport can possibly be provided by a volunteer driver if available if the person has no other means of transport to attend.