The Out & About service provides occasional trips out to local places with the assistance of volunteers for older people who are housebound and are at risk of isolation. This service is limited as it is delivered by volunteers but we aim to provide these outings to increase older people's contact within the community.
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Out and About trips could include:
- A walk in a local park
- One-off shopping trips
- An outing to deal with personal business, for instance to the bank or hairdresser
- Doctor’s and dentist’s appointments
- A trip to the cinema or a coffee shop
The service, which is free, offers customers greater choice and independence, increasing their capacity to deal with their own affairs and to go to where they want at a time to suit them.
If you would like to be referred to the service or to request a trip if you are a current client, please call
0208 877 8940 between 10am - 4pm. Alternatively email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
New volunteers are always welcome. You can offer time on a weekly or occasional basis. Car owners are encouraged to apply! All volunteers are trained on handling a wheelchair.
For more information on becoming an Out & About volunteer, please see the Volunteering Opportunities or call 020 8877 8940.