Imagine you are unable to leave your home unaided because of a disability. Then imagine your relatives and friends live a long way off and you see no one to talk to all day long apart from a quick visit by a carer or meals on wheels. How lonely and isolated would you feel? This is the situation for many hundreds of people living in Fareham today.
Fareham Good Neighbours aims to alleviate the loneliness of people who live alone and have no family or friends nearby who are able to visit them. This is achieved by our volunteers agreeing to visit you on a regular basis (weekly or fortnightly) to chat, provide company, listen and, when appropriate, be a friendly person to help you through difficulties. Such difficulties are typically: understanding correspondence, dealing with tricky situations or assisting with suggestions on where to seek help.
Our group covers the whole of Fareham Borough with the exception of Stubbington Village and Hill Head.
Our volunteers do not provide personal care, shopping, gardening, cleaning nor transport but are there to be a friendly contact with our clients. Each volunteer is assigned to one (or two) people and, unless circumstances change, they stay with that person.
A few of our volunteers take their client out for social outings, such as shopping or to a garden centre for coffee. This very much depends on their own circumstances and the abilities of their client.
Our volunteers find it a very rewarding experience.
Come and join us as a Volunteer
Contact our volunteer coordinator, Mabel …
Tel: 07512 078420
Email: Volunteer Enquiry
Do you need a Befriender?
Contact our client coordinator, Alison …
Tel: 07756 864961
Email: Befriender Enquiry