Village Care Schemes in Bedfordshire

Care Schemes are ‘good neighbour’ schemes that provide easy access to help and support, acting as a safety net for everyone in a town or village, regardless of age.

They can help to lessen the impact on a community caused by the decline in services and facilities such as public transport, shops, Post Offices, doctor’s surgeries and pubs. They can also help to reduce feelings of isolation and exclusion experienced by some individuals if families and friends move away in the search for employment, education or affordable housing.

Having access to the services of a care scheme can help extend the length of time people are able to remain living independently in their own homes.

For information about where the schemes operate in Bedford Borough and Central Bedfordshire contact:

Justine Hunt at Bedfordshire Rural Communities Charity
Tel: 01234 832648
Email: justineh@bedsrcc.org.uk
Web: : http://voluntaryworks.org/service/good-neighbour-and-village-care-schemes