Good Neighbour Scheme

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About The HemingfordHub and The Good Neighbour Scheme

HemingfordHub is a community initiative run by local people, offering support and friendship for the elderly, parents who may be struggling, those with disabilities and anyone wanting a little company.

Maybe that's you. Or maybe you would like to help others in our community.

Everybody needs good neighbours

Would you, or someone you know, enjoy a friendly chat occasionally? Would you like the security of knowing that there's someone local who can offer help with everyday tasks you can't quite manage (like a dropped jar that you can’t get down to clean up)? 

Would you like help with filling in forms? Perhaps you'd like to use email or WhatsApp or get to grips with a new phone, iPad or computer to contact your family and friends, but the mysteries of technology seem to defeat you?

New to the village? Would you like to make contact with a friendly face or two? Are you a new parent or a carer who would really appreciate some extra help?


Have you lost touch with friends, and sometimes feel a bit lonely?

HemingfordHub can offer this sort of support and help, from changing a light bulb to running errands – even just being a friendly face to chat with over a cup of tea. 

Befrienders


You can help us. We need befrienders to visit those we want to help.

 

We'd like to hear from people with a bit of spare time and a range of backgrounds and interests. Age isn't important. And the amount of time you want to give is entirely up to you.

If the idea of back-to-basics, friendly neighbourliness appeals to you, please get in touch.

To Register for Help Click the Tick

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Our Supporters and Sponsors

HemingfordHub would like to thank all the organisations and private individuals who have assisted us with funding including:

Cambridge County Council Innovate & Cultivate who provided seed funding to help us establish
Cambridgeshire County Council Community Reach Fund – Covid Enabler Grant
Hemingford Grey Parish Council
Hemingford Abbots Parish Council
Hunts District Council Covid-19 Community Chest Fund
National Lottery Coronovirus Community Support Fund
Places for People/Chorus Homes Community Investment Fund – to pilot and run our Hot Meals service
Tesco Bags of Help Covid-19 Communities Fund – help with IT
Waitrose Community Matters Grant
Highways England/A14 Community Fund – specifically to help support wildlife in the villages

ABOUT THE HUB

 What has become the HemingfordHub was first proposed in 2017 as a test case for how lonely or isolated people in the village could be supported by the community care sector and NHS. The Hub was recognised as a community group and received funding in November 2019. Just as the team was preparing to launch the Hub, Covid-19 happened.. 

GET IN TOUCH

hemingfordhub@icloud.com

07308 035416

Or click here for our online forms

VOLUNTEERS WANTED

As well as committee members, we now have more than 100 volunteers supporting both villages. If you would like to join them to help during the Covid-19 pandemic or in other ways, please get in touch. 

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