Good Neighbours Scheme

Community First
Wyndhams, St Joseph's Place, , SN10 1DD
01380 722475
Wiltshire Good Neighbours (WGN) is a new and exciting service that is being funded by Wiltshire Council and provided by Community First in partnership with Age UK Wiltshire and Age UK Salisbury. The service is an innovative response to a recognised need that many people living in our rural communities are unable to connect with the key services that help maintain well-being and support their quality of life. WGN is primarily aimed at older people living in rural communities who may be vulnerable or at risk of becoming vulnerable. The service seeks to establish a trusted and effective bridge between vulnerable individuals and the statutory services and local voluntary organisations that are able to offer help and support. Good Neighbour Co-ordinators (GNCs) are at the very heart of this responsive new community service. Employed by Community First the GNCs are local people with the local knowledge and networks to connect with those most disadvantaged, vulnerable or isolated living in their community area. By visiting clients the GNCs are able to identify areas of required support that will help improve clients' lives and help to maintain their independent living. Having identified areas of support the GNC will then, through a specially designed web based database, connect with and refer clients to service providers or local support networks to ensure that any issues can be addressed and resolved. The service is being delivered across many parishes throughout Wiltshire and we currently have 22 co-ordinators active within their communities. To find your local Good Neighbour Co-ordinator, please see the Wiltshire Good Neighbour Contacts document below or contact the service manager on 01380 732828
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