Search services and support Wellbeing and social Communicare in Southampton Communicare in Southampton Description A variety of neighbourly services are offered (subject to volunteer availability), but the one most in demand is befriending, where volunteers visit clients in their own homes. We are based in Southampton Voluntary Services, though we maintain satellite offices in Shirley and Woolston twice a week. Cost A free service Services Befriending Befriending and regularly visiting those who are lonely or housebound in their own homes Shopping Shopping for or with those who are elderly, unwell or disabled Out and About Accompanying people out for a walk, out for coffee, to a favourite place or to a social gathering DIY & Gardening Helping with DIY, decorating and domestic tasks around the house, as well as, gardening help, such as mowing the lawn, weeding and garden clearance Transport Providing transport to medical appointments and social engagements, where taxis and public transport are not an option Family Help Helping young families support their children through play and practical help Hospital Homecoming Thanks to new CCG funding, Communicare have been able to set up a new service to support vulnerable people, who have recently been discharged from hospital. Communiteers help with small ‘settling back home’ tasks, including shopping, light cleaning and checking people have enough to drink and eat, with the main purpose of reducing hospital re-admission. Unfortunately Communicare cannot offer nursing, personal care or legal advice, and the availability of help is always dependent on the availability of our volunteers. They do aim to meet as many requests as they can. Services aviailable to areas covered by Southampton City Council SO14-SO19. Address Southampton Voluntary Services, Kingsland Square, St. Mary's SO14 1NW Telephone 023 8021 6016 for clients and referrers; 023 8021 6023 for volunteers and information on giving Email [email protected] Website communicareinsouthampton.org.uk/ Social media Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CommunicareInSouthampton Twitter: https://twitter.com/communicare_so NB Information on this website is posted in good faith and checked for accuracy when posted up but things do change so we suggest that you always check details by contacting the service provider yourself.