About this scheme
“I look forward to my volunteer visiting me. It’s lovely to see cheerful face and have a chat and a cuppa.”
The Community Visiting Scheme supports people who feel socially isolated, through regular visits from a volunteer.
The scheme operates across Northallerton, Bedale and surrounding villages.
How does it work?
Volunteers usually visit people on a weekly basis for an hour or two at a time. Visiting times are flexible and are arranged for a time that is convenient for both parties.
All volunteers have to supply references and undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
How much will it cost?
Hambleton Community Action offers this scheme free of charge.
Volunteer travel expenses are reimbursed.