Good Neighbour Schemes

Good Neighbour Schemes (sometimes known as village care schemes) are set up and run by local residents who offer help and support to fellow residents of their town or village.

All volunteers are insured and DBS checked. Most help is free, unless expenses such as petrol or parking have been incurred, but donations are always welcome.

Volunteers do not take on tasks best suited to trained professionals or the emergency services but can help out with the occasional things that can make all the difference, such as:

  • lifts to the shops or doctors;
  • collecting shopping;
  • small household jobs such as changing a light-bulb or opening a jar;
  • walking the dog;

Even popping round for a chat over a cup of tea – or anything else that one neighbour might do for another.

Schemes in Bedfordshire

BRCC supports a network of over 40 Good Neighbour schemes in both Bedford Borough and in Central Bedfordshire.

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Setting up a scheme

If you are interested in setting up a scheme, please contact Justine Hunt on 01234 832648 or email gns@bedsrcc.org.uk

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