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Support from volunteers & other organisations

A wide range of charities and other organisations providing volunteer service are active in Buckinghamshire.

Exercise class
Exercise class

Getting support from a volunteer is a great, and free, way to make things a little easier.

Prevention Matters

The Prevention Matters is a free and friendly advice service linking eligible adults (over 18) in Buckinghamshire to social activities, volunteers and community services.

Telephone: 01296 484322


How Prevention Matters can help you

Other organisations that may be able to help

Age UK

Whether you need support at home, would like to meet other people, or are simply looking for advice and information, Age UK Buckinghamshire offers a range of services. These services may include:

  • Support with Welfare benefits
  • Memory advice service
  • Befriending
  • Cleaning and Ironing
  • Computer Training
  • Gardening
  • Hairdressing at home
  • Handyperson service
  • Moving Home
  • Neat Feet Footcare
  • Phone a Friend

Call 01296 431911

Age UK

Buckinghamshire Libraries free Home Library Service

A free library service for the housebound and full time unpaid carers in Buckinghamshire.
Call 0845 2303 232. For Typetalk calls prefix 18001

Bucks Libraries

Contact the Elderly

Contact the Elderly is a national organisation which changes the lives of people aged 75 and over who live alone and cannot get out on their own. They can help you to get out of the house and back in touch with your local community.

One Sunday a month their local groups host a party for tea, cake and company. The groups are kept fairly small so everyone can get to know each other and build lasting friendships. This is a free service and can include drivers to get people home safely.

If you would like to join a Contact the Elderly group call 0800 716 543

Contact the Elderly

The Red Cross

The Red Cross helps thousands of people following a short stay in hospital and prevents unnecessary hospital admissions by providing extra support and care at home.

The Red Cross offer other support services including massage, mobility aids and more. You can search for what they have available near you here:

Red Cross support services

Royal Voluntary Service

The Royal Voluntary Service in Buckinghamshire can help older people maintain their independence and stay involved in the local community.

This may include:

  • A lift to an appointment at the doctors or hospital
  • Someone to take you to the shops or to visit friends
  • Help with your shopping
  • Some company and a chat with regular visits from a Royal Voluntary Service volunteer
  • Befriending
  • Help with the garden or a little bit of practical help around the house
  • Lunch clubs and social activities including trips and days out
  • They can also deliver Books on Wheels to your home

Royal Voluntary Service

Vale Volunteers Gardening Services

The service is free of charge for clients who fit their eligibility rules. Their volunteers can:

  • Mow the lawn
  • Weed beds
  • Water plants
  • Tidy dead or wilted plants/shrubs
  • Cut back/prune hedges and shrubs (that are within arms reach)
  • Place waste in garden refuse sacks (you’ll need to supply the sacks) or put into your garden refuse wheelie bin if you have one.
  • Some light digging

They may be able to help with other gardening requirements for a small fee.

Call 01844 348832


Enrych supports adults with physical disabilities to combat social isolation and engage more fully within their local communities. To achieve this, we provide a number of services across our network of regional branches. To find out what services are available in your local area, please contact your regional Enrych branch.

Services currently available include:

  • Volunteer Partnerships
  • Personal Assistants (a chargeable service)
  • Fitness clubs
  • Swimming groups
  • Pub lunches and social events

Call 07511 142 268
Buckinghamshire Enrych

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