Clun Good Neighbours Scheme – a helping hand in their community
Clun Good Neighbours Scheme ("Clun GNS") was set up 25 years ago and is run by a volunteer management committee. 37 volunteers provide different types of social support for local people who need that little extra help. At least 120 people benefit from the scheme each year.
Here are a few examples of the ways in which Clun GNS has supported people in its community.
Clun GNS has a community wheelchair which was bought to benefit the locals. The wheelchair is used regularly, for example when frail relatives visit so they can be taken out and about or when a family member has had an accident. This has enabled both young and not so young to keep appointments and interact socially.
Mr and Mrs S are in their 90s and live in a small rural village that has no public transport. The couple no longer drive because of failing eye sight, which had left them feeling isolated. Clun GNS now regularly helps the couple with lifts to the GP's surgery for appointments and to the shops to do their weekly shopping.
Mrs B is an elderly person who lives alone in the village with her dog. Mrs B has recently undergone hip surgery and can't walk her dog. Clun GNS has been able to help by organising a team of people to cover dog walking over the next few weeks until Mrs B is back on her feet.
For further information about Good Neighbours Schemes, or advice on setting up your own GNS, click here
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