Healthy Neighbourhoods volunteers are being called upon to help support people in Sidmouth.

An Open Day will be held on Wednesday 1st February, 10am – 12noon, at Sidmouth Library, Blackmore Drive, Sidmouth, EX10 8LA where people can find out more about becoming a volunteer.

Sarah Forde, Westbank Healthy Neighbourhoods Project Manager, explained

Volunteer opportunities include supporting a person to return home from hospital, including making their home ready, turning the heating on, picking up essential items from the shop, having a cooked meal ready for them; supporting with practical help, putting their bins out, helping with DIY, fitting a key safe; befriending, having a cuppa and chat with a person in their home, helping them to prepare their lunch.

Volunteers can get involved at a level to suit them, and give as much time as they are able to. Free training is provided including a comprehensive induction programme with continued support to help all volunteers; agreed out of pocket expenses will also be paid. added Sarah.

To help make a difference and find out more about the project, potential volunteers are asked to drop in to the open day to meet with Sarah Forde and Vicki-Jo Evans or contact them at:

Westbank on 01392 824752 option 2, option 2.

Sarah Forde, Health Neighbourhoods Project Manager

e: s.forde@westbankfriends.org

Wendy Hancock, Communications and Marketing Manager

e: w.hancock@westbankfriends.org | t: 01392 824752 | m: 07872 061144