Visiting Scheme

What does it do?

The Visiting Scheme is a free service which provides friendship and support to older people who feel lonely or isolated.

Our Visiting Scheme volunteers visit older people in their home once a week, usually for an hour or so.  They provide much needed companionship and support.  When matching a volunteer with an older person, we take care that they have similar interests and are compatible.  As with all our schemes, volunteers are Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and reference checked.

How does it work? 

Once a suitable volunteer has been found he or she will be introduced by the scheme coordinator.  The same volunteer will visit each week so that, in time, a friendship may develop. 

How can I be referred to these schemes?
  • you can call and refer yourself
  • a relative or friend can call on your behalf
  • a health or social work professional can call for you

Who it is for?

for older people in Hertfordshire

Where it is available?

Local service (East Hertfordshire, Hertsmere, St Albans, Stevenage, Three Rivers, Watford, Welwyn Hatfield, Broxbourne, Dacorum, North Hertfordshire).

How to access or apply for it:

If you would like to be referred to the Visiting Scheme (or just want more information) please call your nearest coordinator:
  • East Hertfordshire/Borough of Broxbourne 01992 631 989
  • North Hertfordshire/Stevenage 01462 446 095
  • St Albans/Harpenden/Hertsmere 01727 859 583
  • Watford/Three Rivers 01923 256 361
  • Welwyn Garden City/Hatfield 01707 375 814
  • Dacorum (Age Concern Dacorum) 01442 259 049

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