WRVS seeking volunteers for social centres

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WRVS help the most vulnerable members of society who are isolated in their own homes by a lack of accessible transport options through its volunteer community transport service.

They support older people and people with low mobility to get out and about in the local communities, using volunteer drivers in their own cars.

The difference they make is by filling the gap in provision by offering safe, comfortable, personalised transport for people who would otherwise by trapped and isolated at home.

Now the new shopping service provided by WRVS will provide a vital service to elderly, housebound and disabled people living in Berwickshire.

Their volunteers will provide a once a week shopping service. Volunteers will collect customers’ shopping lists and orders will be delivered on a nominated day.

The WRVS social centres are underpinned by a preventative approach reducing isolation, encouraging interaction and stimulation and supporting independence and they will shortly be opening such centres in Coldstream, Duns, Eyemouth, Chirnside, Greenlaw and Coldingham.

Margaret Urquhart, local services manager said: “WRVS provides a vital link to the wider community and as we move through challenging years these services will become even more vital to maintaining the quality of life of our elderly and help them live the life they want.”

If you would like to volunteer with WRVS or register to use theirr services in Berwickshire please contact us at 5 High Street, Jedburgh, TD8 6AQ (Tel. 01835 864789) or email margaret.urquhart@wrvs.org.uk