Change the lives of over 2,000 older and vulnerable people in our community.
Cotswold Friends has been providing critical services in the North Cotswolds for over 40 years, thanks to the volunteering and donations of local people. The aim of our charity is to combat loneliness and isolation. We support independent living and improve the health, wellbeing and social connectivity of more than 2,000 people.
Your donation means we can continue to provide these integrated services to our local community:
Over 1,000 Members undertake more than 10,500 journeys for medical, social and practical reasons. A wheelchair accessible vehicle is also available if needed.
More than 700 people participate in over 20 community activities each month including Lunch Clubs, Men in Sheds, Craft and Chat, Community Singing, Walking Sports and Work Club.
More than 100 lonely people receive a weekly visit and a chat over a cup of tea, to alleviate loneliness and isolation. Sixth form students visit lonely residents of local care homes.
Up to 50 full-time carers receive a vital weekly respite break, allowing time for medical appointments, hobbies, shopping, exercise, visiting family and friends or some much needed sleep.
Volunteers for our Independence Support Service help people who have lost confidence to regain their independence and get out and about again.
Hospital Support Service
Volunteers help people get ready for a Hospital stay - pack a bag, pop in regularly to visit and prepare the client’s home for their return with shopping, laundry and more.