We got an award!
Croft Good Neighbours were runner-up in this year’s Blaby District Council Community Awards.Thanks to all who have contributed to make our group a valued service to the Croft community.
In addition to our volunteer drivers who give residents lifts to medical appointments, collect prescriptions, do the shopping or simple DIY, volunteers from Croft Good Neighbours have also delivered over 230 food boxes during the pandemic. This award recognises the work they do.
What We Do
The Croft Good Neighbour scheme provides short term assistance for the residents of Croft through the help of local volunteers, all of whom have been checked by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The scheme also endeavours to encourage self-help, friendship and neighbourliness within the local community. The scheme is for everyone regardless of age, including those who are self-isolating due to Covid so if you are in need of help, please get in touch.
How we can help
- transport (e.g. doctor or hospital appointments);
- household assistance;
- using the Internet;
- occasional dog-walking;
- collect your prescription;
- keep in touch with you.
The above list is not exhaustive and if you have something else with which you would like help, please call us.
How the Scheme Works
- Ring the telephone co-ordinator to discuss your needs
07590 246386 Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm.
- If no-one is available you can leave a message and we'll get back to you
- Once we've talked to you we'll then locate a suitable volunteer.
- The co-ordinator will call you back to confirm arrangements and the name of your assigned volunteer
Transport within the village/parish boundary is free. There is a charge for transport outside the Parish boundaries (50p a mile) to cover a volunteer's costs. The zones within which we can offer transport (max. 10 miles) are shown on the Zone Map
Become a Volunteer!
If you would like to enquire about becoming a volunteer member of Croft Good Neighbours, please call the number above, or email us - firstname.lastname@example.org
Croft Good Neighbours Committee
Chair: Kath Muir
Secretary: Deb Summers
Treasurer: Janet Thompson
We would like to acknowledge the support of Blaby District Council and the Leicestershire and Rutland Rural Community Council (RCC) in helping us to set up this project.