Boxmoor Good Neighbours is a scheme launched by residents of Boxmoor to support older neighbours in the community.
The Scheme aims to help older Boxmoor residents who are unwell, lonely, disabled, facing a crisis, or need temporary support and do not have family or a good neighbour to turn to.
Types of help and support Boxmoor Good Neighbours offer:
Help with travel - to medical appointments, such as surgery, dental or hospital;
Home visits - help with shopping, collecting prescriptions, simple housekeeping, simple garden maintenance, reading or writing letters;
Companionship - with a home visit or phone call;
Comforting - the bereaved/befriending;
Safety - home energy/fitting smoke alarms and wellbeing checks.
For medical appointments, normally at least a week's notice is welcomed but scheme members will always try to assist in an emergency.
The service is free of charge although donations are welcome.
Boxmoor Good Neighbours is run entirely by volunteers and volunteers are needed to make the scheme work well.
"We all have busy lives, but even if can only spare an hour occasionally, your help can make a real difference to our older neighbours and offers a chance to give back to your local community. It just needs enthusiasm and a can-do approach. Don't worry, relevant training will be given and expenses are covered."
If you would like to use the service, refer someone or to volunteer please contact the Boxmoor Good Neighbours team :
Contact the Boxmoor Good Neighbours (BGN) team
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Become a BGN volunteer
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Connect with the BGN core team and other volunteers @boxmoorgoodneighbours
Boxmoor Good Neighbours is supported by Age UK Dacorum and Neighbourhood Watch, with initial funding from the Hertfordshire Police and the Crime Commissioner.