If poor mobility prevents you from getting out and about, our volunteer Escorts may be able to help by lending an arm or pushing your wheelchair.
Who is the service for?
The Escorting service is open to people aged 55 and over who are residents of Kensington & Chelsea, who need a bit of help getting to a one-off appointment or visit.
Where can I go with a volunteer?
Our volunteers can help you get to a range of destinations on foot, by taxi or on public transport, including:
- Doctors' or hospital appointments
- To the shops - for groceries, clothes etc. (please note volunteers cannot do your shopping without you)
- The bank or Post Office
- Other appointments e.g. hairdressers'
- To activities and events, for example concerts or exhibitions
Can I have a volunteer to take me out regularly?
If you need a bit of help regaining your confidence to go outside, for example following a fall or illness, our Walking Support volunteers may be able to help you. They can offer weekly one to one support for 12 weeks.
Who do I contact?
If you would like more information about our Escorting service, please contact the office on 020 8969 9105.