The Whittlebury Good Neighbour Scheme has been established by local residents in conjunction with Northants ACRE. It is co-ordinated by the Scheme's Organising Committee with secretary, Glynis Drinkwater and chair of the Committee, Roger Harrington, and a number of local volunteers have signed up to help.
The Scheme aims to provide day-to-day support for any resident of the village who may need help on an occasional or regular basis.
The aim is to support neighbours (residents) to maintain a good quality of life, remain independent in their own homes if they wish to, and reduce their reliance on health and care support systems.
The Scheme is to help anyone who is in need of support, such as older people, infirm, new mothers and the isolated - whether that's needing a lift to a doctor's appointment, help with the food shop, help with connecting with other parishioners, right down to needing help to change a light bulb!
The Scheme launched on Monday 24th June and if you are in need of assistance, please ring 07494 429570 where, Monday to Friday between 0900 and 1200 midday, a coordinator will take details of your request. If you are interested in joining the Scheme as a volunteer, or even helping on the Committee, please email:
Below are the policies and the Constitution for the Scheme.
WGNS CONSTITUTION (Word Document, 26 Kb)
Constitution for WGNS
WGNS SAFEGUARDING POLICY (Word Document, 72 Kb)
Safeguarding Policy for WGNS
WGNS LONEWORKER POLICY (Word Document, 59 Kb)
Lone worker Policy for WGNS
WGNS HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICY (Word Document, 67 Kb)
Health and Safety Policy for WGNS
WGNS GUIDELINES FOR VOLUNTEERS (Word Document, 60 Kb)
Guidelines for Volunteers - WGNS
WGNS EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY POLICY (Word Document, 61 Kb)
Equality and Diversity Policy for WGNS
WGNS DBS POLICY (Word Document, 61 Kb)
DBS Policy for WGNS
WGNS CONFIDENTIALITY AND AND DATA PROTECTION (Word Document, 62 Kb)
Confidentiality and Data Protection Policy for WGNS
WGNS COMPLAINTS POLICY (Word Document, 59 Kb)
Complaints Policy for WGNS