Supporting People

Royal Voluntary Services Volunteer shopping during COVID-19

NHS Volunteer Responders offers help to people in need of support during the COVID-19 pandemic. Call 0808 196 3646 (8am to 8pm).

Coronavirus support and guidance

Royal Voluntary Service volunteers provide practical help and companionship that make a big difference to the lives of thousands of older people each month, helping them to live more independent lives.

As part of our Community Companions and One to One Support services, they pop in regularly for a chat over a cup of tea or as part of Community Transport, drive people that can’t get out and about to GP or hospital appointments or even to the local shops.

Volunteers also deliver books to those who love reading but can’t get to their local library with Home Library Services (also known as Books on Wheels).

Community Companions

Community Companions

Community Companions services provide friendship when it's needed.

Community Transport

Community Transport

Royal Voluntary Service provides Community Transport including hospital transport services to help less mobile people get out and about.

Home Library Services

Home Library Services

Our Home Library Services deliver reading materials to people who can’t get to a library.

One to One Support

One to One Support

Our One to One Support Services help build confidence and reconnections.

Find what services are available in your local area

Partner with Royal Voluntary Service

We work with local and national partners to implement programmes of support in communities and to ease pressure on the NHS.

See how we can work together

Do you need support?

If you need help collecting shopping, medication or other essential supplies, please call 0808 196 3646 (8am to 8pm)

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