Do you sometimes need a good neighbour or want to join our volunteers team?
Ring 01543 624410 between 10 a.m. & 12 noon Monday Wednesday or Friday
or leave a message out of these hours and we will get back to you.
Who are we?
What we Offer
We do not offer the provision of personal care or child care; transport for people who are totally wheelchair bound; respite care for carers; meal preparation; electrical household repairs; holiday transportation or help to complete benefit claim forms or other financial documents.
If help is needed with any of the above we may be able to signpost other agencies who are qualified to help such as local council services, qualified tradesmen, taxi companies etc.
Run by local people for local people
‘Run by local people for local people’
2018 was another very busy year for W&FGNS seeing increases in:
This represents 934 volunteer hours for the year. Mainly jobs undertaken remain those for transport to hospitals, doctor’s surgeries and other health related appointments or to attend meetings of village organisations, but there has also been an increase in the area of befriending. January 2019 was the busiest month for jobs, 54 in all involving 160 volunteer hours, since the Scheme was launched in May 2015.
Over the past year, through our close link with St. Giles Hospice, GNS has been involved in an alliance with other voluntary sector organisations in South Staffordshire to explore how we can assist to improve the quality of life and well being of those in the later years of their lives. At the most recent conference we heard presentations from two well respected people in the fields of local health services and community development who outlined studies and projects in other parts of the UK that are proving that the well-being, health and happiness of the elderly, those suffering from ill health and those with disabilities or issues of mobility, are greatly improved through their involvement with opportunities for social contact and activities. There is further proof that this involvement enhances social relationships and reduces social isolation.
Our trial programme of events last year, some in partnership with other village groups, provided positive feedback from both clients and volunteers and, together with the evidence of these studies, has given us impetus to further develop our programme during this year. The events planned will further our aim to encourage those we are in contact with to join with the activities of other village organisations providing additional routes for regular community involvement. Our programme for this year includes:
We continue to expand our services and welcome new enquiries from those we can assist and from neighbours who would like to join our volunteer team.
Ring our Duty Officers on 01543 624410 on Monday, Wednesday or Friday (10 a.m. – 12 )
or leave a message anytime and we will be in touch.