Here at the St Albans Good Neighbour Scheme the wellbeing of our volunteers and clients is our top priority. We are taking this unprecedented situation very seriously and giving updated advice to our volunteers, based on government and Public Health England advice, but also taking particular account of our clients' vulnerability.
We are currently receiving large numbers of offers of help from wonderful members of the community. Unfortunately we don't have the infrastructure to co-ordinate all the necessary DBS checks and references that a charity like ours must do. So, can we suggest that to be a "good neighbour" during these exceptional times, you
We may be able to provide help with all kinds of things, including
Please note that our services are subject to change in the event of local or national lockdown restrictions.
We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded a grant from Hertfordshire Community Foundation towards the additional costs of our services during the Coronavirus crisis.
For more information about HCF please visit their website at hertscf.org.uk.
The St Albans Good Neighbour Scheme is run entirely by volunteers and has been in operation since 1980. Our phone line is manned between 9am and 1pm every day of the year. If you need our help, please call 01727 830 713 to speak to one of our duty officers.
If you'd like to learn more about the scheme, you can read about its history.
We always need volunteers to help with the following roles and activities:
to use the telephone in your own home for one day per month to receive requests from clients and find suitable volunteers - training - given and we pay for the calls you make.
shop, pick up prescriptions or relieve carers for short periods.
heavier jobs around the home - moving furniture, minor repairs, decorating and gardening.
use your own car to take people to and from the shops, doctors, hospital etc. - we pay mileage costs towards expenses.
visit a lonely person on a regular basis.
To learn how you can become a volunteer, or to find out more about other ways you can help, please call us on 01727 830 713 between 9am and 1pm any day of the year.
We take our data privacy responsibilities very seriously at St Albans Good Neighbour Scheme, and want you to understand and feel confident about how we protect and handle your personal data. If you would like to find out more you can read our Privacy Notice, or contact our Data Controller by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.