Good Neighbours Scheme
Helpline Number: 07930 328930
The Barrow Cum Denham Good Neighbours Scheme has been at work in our community since 2006, and is run and carried out entirely by volunteers. We saw that in our rural location there is the need to provide occasional services, such as lifts to the West Suffolk Hospital, the surgery, the hairdresser, supermarkets, etc, or to sit with a sick relative, to carry out minor DIY jobs and repairs, or to help with filling in forms, so we set our aims to provide this as far as we are able. All services are free, but when a lift is involved then 50p mile (present rate) is charged to cover the driver’s costs.
We also host monthly coffee mornings as a means of providing a social event for friends to meet and chat, and we offer lifts to the village hall to these events for those who require it, free of charge. Contact our helpline, 07930 328930 and leave a message; someone will get back to you to take details and arrange the assistance required. New volunteers are always welcome, contact the helpline number to find out more.