Royal Voluntary Service - Herefordshire Hub

Nationally

Royal Voluntary Service can help older people maintain their independence and stay involved in the local community.

Each month Royal Voluntary Service helps 100,000 people to stay independent in their own homes. We offer practical help that can make all the difference – whether it's getting a lift somewhere, collecting something like a library book or shopping, or providing friendly company to break up the day. We also offer social activities, patient and community support.

In all, the support we offer is personal, practical and preventative: it is designed to allow older people to live independent and fulfilled lives.

Our volunteers have been DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checked and all carry identification so you can be sure they're genuine.

Locally

We have volunteers across Herefordshire who offer help and support so older people can stay independent at home in Hereford, Ross on Wye, Leominster, Kington, Bromyard, Ledbury and the surrounding areas.

For more information just ask! Call us or click on the following link get help in this area and we’ll be in touch.

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Get help at home

As everyone is different, Royal Voluntary Service can tailor support to your individual needs. We’ll visit you at home and work with you to create a support package that suits you. This may include:

  • A lift to an appointment at the doctors or hospital
  • Someone to take you to the shops or to visit friends
  • Help with your shopping
  • Good Neighbours
  • Befriending and telephone befriending
  • Collecting a prescription
  • Lunch clubs and social activities including trips and days out
  • We can also deliver Meals on Wheels to your home.

All our volunteers have been DBS checked.

Get help in your community

Our community centre in Vicarage Road, Hereford is open most days of the week and everyone is welcome!

We offer Glenton Day Support, based at the centre which runs Monday to Thursday and offers older people the opportunity to meet up and take part in various activities and socialise. We offer half or full days including a two course lunch. Activities range from bingo, gentle exercise, talks, arts & crafts.

Referrals are welcome from GPs, Social Workers, family members or self. Contact us to find out more on costs or to make a referral.

We run lunch clubs and social clubs in Leominster, Sutton St Nicholas, Hereford City and many more across the county where you can catch up with friends over a nutritious lunch time meal and stay the afternoon and enjoy some of our activities. If getting there is a problem, we can arrange transport for you.

We recognise how important transport is to keep you connected with local services, medical appointments or just to keep with touch with friends and family. Whether you live in the countryside or in towns or suburbs, our community transport services can keep you mobile. We offer:

  • Door to door service across the county
  • Cheaper and more convenient than a taxi
  • Lifts in our own vehicles

For more information - just ask!

Contact

If you have a general enquiry, want to find out about volunteering or our services for yourself or a loved one or if you just want to get in touch to find out more about us then you can contact us in the following ways.

Complete our online form and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

By phone
Call 01432 273590

Monday to Friday: 8.30am - 4pm

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