Westbourne Help is now closed. The decision to close the service was made by the Parish Council in Spring 2021 following the government's easing of restrictions, the progress of the vaccination programme and opening up of local businesses and services. The Parish Council will keep the service under review and will reinstate it if the situation changes.
The service was run by the Parish Council between December 2020 and March 2021 to support residents in need of help who had no other means of accessing assistance. The Parish Council put residents in touch with a volunteer from the Parish who was able to help with tasks including purchases, post and prescriptions. Volunteers also offered neighbourly support to those who felt isolated, such as a friendly phone call.
The Parish Council continues to look for volunteers who may be able to help with the service in the future and also for other Parish projects. Please get in touch if you can help us.
Please also see the list of local support organisations that are offering help to those in need.