Two organisations exist in this area to provide assistance or help you find assistance when you need it.
The Farleys Malone charity was created by Janet Tidd, the former Good Neighbours Co-Ordinator, when the Good Neighbour Scheme closed in 2016. It covers the same area ie Idmiston, Porton, Gomeldon, The Winterbournes, Hurdcott, Allington, Newton Toney & Winterslow, and acts as the link between the community and older vulnerable adults, giving information and signposting to voluntary and statutory organisations that can help you.
Contact details for Janet
Tel. 01980 863405
We can help with social needs such as joining you for a cuppa and a chat, visits to friends and relatives or even just a pleasant drive to a place of interest.
Transport to hospitals, GPs, dental surgeries, hairdressers etc. and shopping are also some of the tasks with which we may be able to assist.
Our volunteers provide neighbourly services to those in need in the Bourne Valley parishes of Cholderton, Newton Tony, Allington, Boscombe, Idmiston, Porton, Gomeldon, the Winterbournes and Hurdcott.
The scheme is a registered charity, volunteers receive expenses only and users are asked to make a small donation to Bourne Valley Link Scheme in a sealed envelope which the driver will provide.
To use the scheme please ring the Co-ordinator on 01980 611117.