Help at Home

What does it do?

Help at Home offers practical help to:

  • Patients returning home from hospital
  • People who are unwell or have a crisis at home
  • Someone that just needs a bit of help with one off tasks in order to remain at home

The service is provided by volunteers who are trained, police checked and carry an identity badge. 

We can help with:

  • Checking you are ok
  • Collecting prescriptions
  • Light housework (on a temporary basis)
  • Light gardening
  • Being a listening ear and having a friendly chat
  • Accompanying you on a walk
  • Tasks in the house or garden
  • Shopping for essentials
  • Posting letters and filling in forms
  • Preparing some food or drink

Volunteers typically visit for around 3 weeks and make 6 or 7 visits during that time.  

We can also put you in touch with other services such as meals on wheels, public and other voluntary services, mobile wardens schemes and a range of other local community groups. 

If what you need isn’t in the above list, please ask, we will do our very best to help or find the help you need!  If you need help or know someone that needs help- contact your district coordinator now. 

We don't replace statutory services or offer services available elsewhere.