Monthly archives for May, 2018
Harnessing the power of neighbourly goodwill for 20 years!Posted on 3rd May 2018 by Toni Slater
We are celebrating 20 years running our Neighbourhood Care Scheme (NCS), the neighbour to neighbour support scheme helping older people and people with physical disabilities and their carers.
Since May 1998, Sean de Podesta has been leading the team of staff and volunteers, making vital connections to reduce social isolation and improve wellbeing. In this blog, he quotes from part of the conclusion of the first annual report (entitled Just What the Doctor Ordered) he wrote for the Neighbourhood Care Scheme in May 1999.
Being stuck indoors and other stories (Leila, part 1)Posted on 1st May 2018 by Toni Slater
Leila has been a member of our Neighbourhood Care Scheme since 2011. Her current volunteer has been visiting her weekly since just before Christmas 2017.
In this first blog of a regular series, she shares her thoughts and experiences of the last couple of months, March and April 2018.