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Communiteers needed for Homecoming Project

200 Communiteers needed for our Homecoming Project

We’re searching for 200 kind-hearted people to assist us with an initiative to help people leaving hospital receive support in the early stages of returning home (2018).

We’re partnering with the NHS to pilot the service in Southampton supported by the Co-op.

Our Homecoming Project is a service to support people in the first few days, or even weeks, when they are discharged from hospital and is specifically for those who would benefit from low-level, good neighbourly support.

The service is run by us and staffed by our committed, kind-hearted, Communiteers who act as good neighbours; generously providing practical and emotional support.

We currently have nearly 200 Communiteers registered with us and are now launching a campaign to double this number to be able to support our Homecoming Project.

Although we can help find roles for most people wishing to help with the services we offer and will not turn individuals away, we’re ideally looking for those who have time to spare between 9am and 4pm from Monday to Friday, which are the key times for hospital discharges. These are also when those that use all our general services require assistance too.

We’re keen to hear from individuals who can help, even if they have just 30 minutes every now and then to spare, and, also, groups that already operate in the community who could help, such as Neighbourhood Watch groups, book clubs, WI groups, flower arranging clubs, all sorts really.

Even when people have only a few minutes to spare and are not available on a regular basis there are ways in which they can really help to make a difference to someone who needs support.

Please get in touch today.