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About Us

We are a well organised group of volunteers who understand that there is a growing number of older local people who may feel isolated, often with physical disabilities that prevent them from going out alone. Increasingly, there are no close relatives nearby to provide both the social contact and practical help that is needed.

We simply match volunteers with an hour or so to spare each week with local older people who would like a visitor or someone to help with errands or odd jobs around the home.

Our coordinator is tasked with matching clients to volunteer visitors; coordinating all DBS related checks; making initial visits to clients in their homes, assessing their needs and any special requirements; and liaising with existing clients and volunteers to ensure that the service continues to run smoothly and efficiently.

The coordinator reports to the scheme committee, who are elected annually, meet regularly, and are bound by our written constitution. We are members of the Good Neighbour Scheme Network in Oxfordshire, run by Volunteer Link Up (West Oxfordshire).

The service we provide is free for all clients. Our costs are covered by a mix of grants, donations, and fundraising. We are always interested to hear from local companies, organisations, and individuals who wish to support the scheme or to help raise funds.

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Contact Bicester Good Neighbour Scheme
Phone: 07849 799530      Email: bgns@live.com