Hawkesbury Neighbour Aid     4578 3934       E: neighbouraid@rcsi.ngo.org.au

 

Hawkesbury Neighbour Aid is located at

133 Londonderry Road, Richmond

Monday to Friday 9am—4.30pm

Neighbour Aid is a social home visiting service for frail older people and their carers. Volunteers are recruited from the community and visit clients two hours a week on a one to one basis, with the aim to assist clients to remain living independently in their homes to delay inappropriate or premature residential care.

 The core aim of the Neighbour Aid project is to relieve social isolation and to support the person to participate within his or her own community. This can be either within the person’s home environment or while the person is accessing community services or facilities. Services offered by Hawkesbury Neighbour Aid can include:

 

J transport and accompany to appointments within the Hawkesbury LGA

J transport and assistance with shopping

J one to one support to attend a social activity of the consumer’s choice

J assistance with banking & bill payments

J assistance with writing, addressing & posting of mail

J reading

J companionship and social support

J advocacy and support

Hawkesbury Neighbour Aid is always looking for volunteers to participate in the program (and welcomes people to volunteer who speak another language). As a volunteer you will need to have the ability to communicate effectively, patience, sense of humour and a car that is comprehensively insured. Volunteers receive training, support and reimbursement of travel expenses. As a Neighbour Aid volunteer you will become an important member of a dedicated group of people, who work as a team to provide a much needed service to our community. Our Hawkesbury Neighbour Aid service is located at 133 Londonderry Road, Richmond and is provided by Richmond Community Services Inc.. If you would like to assist your local community and can volunteer two hours per week please contact me on the number above. Neighbour Aid is supported by funding from the Australian Government under the HACC Program.

A social home visiting service for frail older people and their carers

Neighbour Aid

Richmond Community Services Inc. & Neighbourhood Centre

20 West Market Street

P O Box 260

Richmond NSW 2753

Tel: (02) 4588 3555    Fax: (02) 4578 3322

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