Independence Support Service

Our Independence Support Service helps people who have lost confidence to regain their independence and get out and about again.

Cotswold Friends volunteers support people to do their own shopping and pick up prescriptions, attend medical appointments, go for walks, join local groups and learn useful new IT skills. We can also put you in touch with providers of other local services that may help you. If you or someone you know could benefit from this support service, please do get in touch. We will arrange an initial meeting where you can discuss and agree the goals that you would like to achieve - such as doing your own essential shopping, visiting a social club or using IT to book appointments. We will match you with a volunteer to support you as you begin to get out and about. IMG 2141 Helping people regain their independence “Since the lockdown my needs have been even greater, especially since a friend who did my weekly shopping became seriously ill and I became less mobile.” Getting involved with our Community Activities Getting involved with local clubs and activities is also a great way to re-connect with your community and meet people. We can support you to find an activity to enjoy and our transport service can help you get there if needed. Cotswold Friends offers popular Lunch Clubs, Singing and Craft Groups, Walking Sports and Men in Sheds, so please do get in touch. Jess, our Independence Support Manager says, “We can enable people to live a more independent life from the safety of their own home, improving quality of life and general wellbeing. Please get in touch for some extra support.”