The Bureau provides a number of activities for isolated people in the local community, designed to support their emotional and practical needs. Our activities are delivered by our 230+ fantastic volunteers.
Our services are available to adults in Glossopdale who have difficulty participating in community life or living independently because of disability, poor health or advancing age.
Please find a summaries of these services below:
If you are feeling isolated or lonely for any reason and would appreciate a weekly telephone call with a friendly listening ear then help is at hand.
Volunteer Car Scheme
We provide transport for members of our community who are not able to use public transport. Our drivers are volunteers who are happy to support car users and stay with them at medical appointments for up to two hours. A charge is made to cover costs.
Social Connectors and Befriending
Our social connectors and befriending service is aimed at lonely and socially isolated people who live in the Glossopdale area. Volunteers are recruited either as shorter-term social connector working with someone towards an agreed goal or activity or longer-term befrienders who will then act as “a good neighbour” by visiting someone in their home and giving them some regular company/companionship.
Range of one-to-one personalised buddying support, examples include:
- Getting you to activities
- Accessing the gym/swimming pool or exercising
- Support with your smartphone/tablet/computer
- Companionship and support with your gardening
If you are interest in attending any of our services, know someone who might or would like to volunteer to help us deliver these life-changing service please get in touch with The Bureau today on 01457 865722.