Schemes want to hear from you

Surfleet is the latest area to launch its own Good Neighbours scheme while Spalding residents are being urged to let their views known on the proposed one for that town.

The idea behind it is to organise a group of volunteers who will look to carry out tasks such as picking up prescriptions or shopping for those that need it most.
As reported last week, an East Elloe group has been launched for the south of the district while the Spalding COVID Kindness Team is looking to merge into one and is urging residents to respond to a survey that’s being sent out to see exactly what’s needed in the town.
Surfleet’s Good Neighbours has been set up in connection with the charity Tonic Health which runs the village’s community cafe in Station Road.
The charity’s Michael Morris said: “By speaking to professionals, voluntary sector colleagues and individuals we have identified some common themes that local people are asking for support with.
“Initially, the themes we will be supporting are befriending and reducing loneliness, signposting to many local voluntary sector organisations, groups and charities, and supporting form filling and smaller tasks that people are struggling with.”
Anyone wishing to help volunteer or in need of help from the Surfleet Good Neighbours can contact or Sharon Mason on 07832 924617.
You can also contact Tonic 44, 44 Station Road, Surfleet, PE11 4DB, 01775 680006 or at 6 Broadgate House, Westlode Street, Spalding, PE11 2AF, 01775 725059
l Spalding residents have until Monday, November 30 to return their surveys on the setting up of a Good Neighbours scheme for the town.
There is a working group established, supported by a number of organisations and individuals, to include local councillors, Lincolnshire Community Voluntary Service, South Holland District Council Communities Team, Wellbeing Lincs and Welland Senior Forum.
If you have not received a survey through your letterbox and you would like to fill one in, it can be done online at: Alternatively, you can contact Coun Angela Newton on 07939 559764, Val Gemmell on 01775 719071 or Spalding Covid Kindness on 01775 302103.
For further info contact the Good Neighbour Scheme team at:

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