Become a Neighbourhood Friend

Pledge your support to help older people in your neighbourhood this coming winter. Become a Neighbourhood Friend. If you live in Exeter or Budleigh Salterton and you would be interested in helping older people in your community to stay out of hospital this winter then we would love to hear from you.

You can get involved at a level to suit you:

Rapid response friend

If you can only spare half an hour here and there on an ad hoc basis then you could be a Rapid Response Friend - picking up emergency shopping, feeding a pet while an owner is in hospital, checking a smoke alarm or clearing snow from someone’s path.

Welcome Home Friend

If you have a bit more time to spare then you could be a Welcome Home Friend – helping people on their return home from hospital by doing things such as putting the heating on and collecting essential food items, accompanying them home from hospital and generally making sure they feel settled and safe.

Wellbeing friend

You could be a Wellbeing Friend – someone who goes in and enables someone to do the things they would like to do – this could include chatting, attending a social or activity group, helping with exercises or providing lifestyle support.