RVS ‘Community Companions’ Initiative

The Royal Voluntary Service is currently developing a volunteer-led initiative across West Somerset and Taunton to help reduce isolation and loneliness within older people.

The primary focus of the project, known as Community Companions, is to recruit and train small teams of volunteers to provide companion support to the most isolated within their own communities.  The more local the focus, the better.  The Royal Voluntary Service provides all the background support, DBS’s, safeguarding, insurance and training services for the volunteers to facilitate such activity to happen safely.

We’d like to attract volunteers to join the project and establish a local support network that can then reach out to help the most isolated.  To find out more about the scheme, please click here: Community Companions

Rob Jones
Project Manager – Community Companions, Volunteer-Led