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Good Neighbours Scheme

 

 

Wiltshire Good Neighbour Service = Closed from 1st April 2016 

For the past five years Community First has been supporting vulnerable people over 60 years old in their local communities through the Good Neighbour Service. 

We are immensely proud of the work the Good Neighbour Co-ordinators have done to help so many people over this period. On average the service has reached over 400 individuals a year helping them to access a wide range of services, including advice, transport, home adaptions, social groups, Surviving Winter grants and health care.

Wiltshire Council, the main funder, has decided to devolve future funding through each Community Area Board. This means that they will no longer have a contract with Community First.  Sadly this means that the current Good Neighbour Service will cease operation from 1st April 2016. A reduced service, focusing primarily on financial inclusion, will continue in Royal Wootton Bassett and Trowbridge up until the end of June 2016.

If you have anyone who you would normally refer to your local Good Neighbour Co-ordinator or who you think may need additional help please contact Wiltshire Council at:

Tel: 0300 456 0111,
Textphone: 01225 712501,
Email: customeradvisors@wiltshire.gov.uk
Weekdays: Monday - Thursday 08:30 - 17:20, Friday 08:30 - 16:20

For problems or crisis in the evenings or at weekends contact the Emergency Duty Team
Weekdays 5pm to 9am;
Weekends 4pm Friday to 9am Monday;
Bank Holidays 24hrs. Tel: 0845 60 70 888 

Postal Address: County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, BA14 8J

We would like to thank Wiltshire Council for their support over the past five years. We would also like to thank all the partners, town and parish councils, voluntary groups, businesses and individuals who have helped us to deliver the service.

For information about the changes and plans for the Health and Wellbeing Forums please contact Andrew Osborn, Specialist Lead – Personalisation and Care Act, Community Commissioning, Mob: 07795 266805

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