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Making a difference in our Community   

Good Neighbour Scheme is a community led project that links neighbours who need some support, with local volunteers willing to help.  Not only is it a great way of meeting new people in our community, but also helps everyone to feel more connected with their neighbours.


Established in December 2019

How does it work?

People who contact the scheme for support and requests will be assessed before being allocated to a suitable volunteer.

Types of support will be available?

Befriending – a home visit, a walk or a telephone call
Transport –  a trip to the doctors or the hospital, or to the local hairdressers
Household tasks  – we can help to collect a prescription, or a little shopping, or a bit of gardening
IT Support – using the internet, help with a new phone

Who can use the Scheme

Support will be available to all residents of Barrow upon Soar; the only qualification is that you must be over 18 years of age.

What our members say

  "It was a great help.  I have made new friends" SB
  "We were struggling to get out" SK
  "Cheering me up by their friendliness" FL
  "Turned my life around.  Makes me feel happy"  JW
  "Kept my independence" AP

What does it cost?

The service will be free to use apart from some transport costs and parking expenses.  Lifts within the village will be free.

Will I be safe?

The scheme will be fully insured and all of our volunteers will have a DBS check at the enhanced level and will be wearing an ID badge giving you peace of mind that you are always receiving a safe service.

How do I get in touch?

Simply call out Telephone Coordinator on  07771 625 591 or email us on


Useful Links to other groups within our Village

Group Website
Baptist Church
Holy Trinity Church
Methodist Church
St. Gregory's Catholic Church - Sileby
Social Groups
Bishop Beveridge Club
Bishop Beveridge painting group
Humphrey Perkins Senior Citizen Lunch Club
Barrow upon Soar WI
Walking for Health
New Horizons - a friendship group for those who have been bereaved
Twinning Association
Barrow Health Centre
Community Library



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Last Updated. 10-October-2021 By Keith