Community Neighbours is a specialist programme which supports vulnerable. Supported by Electricity North West Electricity and Homelife Carlisle, it provides volunteer opportunities linking volunteers with people who are experiencing loneliness and isolation.
The programme will also link with Electricity North West’s Priority Services Register (PSR) to recruit Community Contact volunteers to assist in the event of a power cut .
In the rapidly changing social situation due to COVID-19 we are adapting the project to recruit volunteer Community Neighbours who can provide valuable support for those older and persons who have health issues who are self isolating and who do not have family members to assist them.
Volunteers will provide valuable befriending contact through telephone calls, collecting medication through non contact. All volunteers will be DBS checked.
We urgently need people to contact us to volunteer for this valuable role which will be essential to helping keep people motivated and in touch with others at this difficult time.
The scheme will also link people to the services of Homelife Carlisle Home improvement Agency, an integral part of Carlisle City Council, to provide specialist support and advice to elderly and disabled people, as well as those on low incomes, for maintaining, adapting and improving their homes with a focus on energy efficiency.
Would you like to find out more? Sign up to be a Community Neighbour volunteer? Then please contact us at 01228 817274 or email [email protected] or [email protected]
Visit the Community Neighbours Webpage