West Berkshire Village Agent Scheme

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Important note: please see this post (created in March 2020) for information about the changes to the Village Agent scheme.

Do you know older and/or socially isolated people who need help?

The Village Agent Scheme is a referral/signposting scheme aimed at getting the right services to the right people.  Village Agents provide  older and/or socially isolated people with the necessary help to allow them to stay within their own homes for longer and to participate in the activities already available within and around their community.

We currently have 16 trained Village Agents, plus 2 in training.  If you live in one of the areas below you are able, with the consent of the resident, to refer us to people who you consider might value this service. Does your mother, neighbour, friend, client, patient need help in finding the services that are  available ?

Village Agent Volunteers  are now active in:

Bucklebury * Chieveley * Compton * Lambourn * Greenham * Hungerford *  Kintbury *  Midgeham * Mortimer  * Shaw-cum-Donnington *   Thatcham * Woolhampton  
Plus the 2 new areas coming soon:  Burghfield and Farnborough.

 

Would you like to become a Village Agent?

We are seeking more than one agent in each of the above areas so if you live in any of these areas we are still recruiting.

The commitment is 2 -3 hours per week. Training will include safeguarding adults, lone worker, listening skills and referral procedures.

Examples of the type of services we refer to include voluntary transport services, social activities such as lunch clubs, energy saving schemes and benefits in order to ensure that the vulnerable remain warm and comfortable in their homes.   The agents provide a trusted, friendly face for those in the community. The Village Agent volunteers within the parish in which they live.

We are actively seeking Volunteer Village Agents in:

 Aldermaston & Wasing *  Basildon Streatley & Ashampstead *   Bradfield & Stanford Dingley * Beenham * Brightwalton & Catmore * Brimpton * Englefield, Tidmarsh & Sulham * Hermitage * Pangbourne  * Theale & Holybrook  * West Ilsley * Yattendon & Frilsham 

 

Village Agent GillThis is an exciting project working with existing agencies for the benefit of local people, if you are interested in becoming an Village Agent or would like to refer someone, please call Gill Comley the project co-ordinator for a chat on 07775366812 or book an appointment at:

Volunteer Centre West Berkshire  

1 Bolton Place (opposite Camp Hobson)

Northbrook Street

Newbury, RG14 1AJ

01635 49004

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