Home visiting befriending scheme

Home visiting / befriending scheme.


Does your eyesight make it difficult to deal with the post?


Are there odd jobs (sewing on a button perhaps, or keeping your CD collection in order) that you would appreciate help with?


Would you like a bit of company – someone to pop in for a chat?


Would it be easier to get out – perhaps to the local shops or for a stroll in the park – if someone came with you?


If the answer is ‘yes’, Helping hands for the blind’s Volunteer Home Visiting / Befriending Scheme might help.


Key facts:

•The scheme runs mainly in Basingstoke.

•Volunteers usually visit once a week for about an hour.

•We will find a day and time for the visits that suit both you and the volunteer.

•It does not cost anything to take part, but a donation is welcomed.

•All volunteers are trained by Helping hands for the blind.  We take up references and each person is checked by the Criminal Records Bureau.

•Our Volunteer outreach officer will introduce you to your volunteer and keep in touch with regular phone calls.


Please contact our Volunteer outreach and befriending officer: outreach@helpinghandsfortheblind.org.uk  or telephone us: 01256 463966

For more information.