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Could you be a good neighbour?
10:00am Thursday 4th October 2012 in News
AN innovative new scheme offering a helping hand to hospice patients has started in Pershore.
The Hospice Neighbours scheme will see local people helping those in their community who have long-term illnesses with everyday tasks such as doing their gardening or providing companionship, enabling them to stay at home as long as possible.
Co-ordinator Catherine Colvin said: “Patients want to feel cared for, cossetted and comforted. A major part of the scheme is likely to be companionship. It can become distressing for patients to see their garden overgrown, their dog not walked or their gutters overflowing.”
Volunteers will not be asked to do anything clinical or related to personal hygiene.
To become a Hospice Neighbour, call Catherine Colvin on 01386 552725 or email colvin.colvin@ virgin.net.