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Community Neighbours

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Imagine coping with a life shortening illness and the only visits you get are from medical people or carers.You may have family but they are out at work and busy with their own lives.You may have friends but they are struggling themselves to get to see you. This is the reason there are Community Neighbour volunteers visiting people across South Cumbria: Barrow and Dalton, Millom to Grange, Windermere to Coniston.

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Community Neighbours are friendly people who visit someone near to them. A visit can have so many benefits: helping with loneliness, getting out of the house, going for a coffee, going to the shops, making a new friend.Just once a week could make so much difference.It also helps the family; knowing someone cares enough to visit and offer companionship.

Would you or someone you know benefit from having a Community Neighbour?

A "Friendly Face" or a "Helping Hand" could be what's needed

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Referral to the Community Neighbours Service is simple, either:

  • ask a health professional to complete our referral form and send to
  • contact our Community Neighbours Manager directly on 01229 580305, or via email at


Could you be our next Community Neighbour?

Have you got a couple of hours a week you could spend doing something really worthwhile?

Do you enjoy meeting people, being sociable and helping people?

Then follow the link to visit our Volunteer page

Community Neighbours do not help with any medical or personal care



‘Support, care and hope for local people and those who love them’

St Mary’s Hospice provides specialised supportive and palliative care for people with life limiting conditions throughout South Cumbria.

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