Voluntary, Citizens Advice, Wellbeing

South Northants Volunteer Bureau (SNVB)

Promoting and supporting voluntary activity across South Northamptonshire, the South Northants Volunteer Bureau is based in Towcester with an office in Markethouse Courtyard in Brackley (near the Town Hall).

Volunteer Centre
Whittons Lane
Towcester NN12 6YZ
Opening times: Mon – Thurs, 9.00am – 4.00pm (as at November 2018)

Tel.: 01327 358264
email: info@snvb.org.uk
Website: www.snvb.org.uk

Also at:
Volunteer Centre
Markethouse Courtyard
Brackley NN13 7AB
Opening times: Mon – Fri, 9.30am – 12.30pm (as at November 2018)

Tel.: 01280 841250
email: info@snvb.org.uk
Website: www.snvb.org.uk

Note: The SNVB website contact page (the above links) contains location maps.

Good Neighbour Scheme (Northamptonshire ACRE)

A Village Good Neighbour Scheme is being proposed. Northamptonshire ACRE are currently (October 2018) investigating who would want to USE the scheme, and who would be willing to volunteer to HELP the scheme.

For more information please contact:
Rebecca Breakwell
Northamptonshire ACRE
The Hunsbury Hill Centre
Harksome Hill
Northampton NN4 9QX

Tel.: 01604 825884 (main number 01604 765888)
Main email address: acre@northantsacre.org.uk

Northamptonshire ACRE is an organisation set up to support rural communities in the county - more information on ACRE can be found here http://northantsacre.org.uk/northamptonshire-acre-story

Transport to Appointments

The Brackley Area Volunteer Car Service is run by South Northants Volunteer Bureau (SNVB) and provides transport for those people, particularly the elderly and disadvantaged, who find it difficult to get to essential medical or social care appointments.

If your doctor's surgery is in Brackley then you can use this service so please call 01280 841099 for further information or visit www.snvb.org.uk.

Passengers must register with the service and pay an annual membership fee of £25.00. Journeys must be booked at least 3 days in advance and passengers pay the driver 45p per mile (the driver will calculate the cost for you).

The drivers are all volunteers and they will remain nearby for up to 2 hours to take you home again. This service is only available for people going to medical appointments such as doctors, dentist and physio.

See also Medical Services page for surgery phone numbers etc.

Information correct when posted - 17 July 2018.

Citizens Advice

Quoting their website (November 2018):
[Citizens Advice] "provide the advice people need for the problems they face and improve the policies and practices that affect people's lives.
We provide free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities. We value diversity, promote equality and challenge discrimination."

Brackley Volunteer Centre
5 Market House Courtyard
BRACKLEY NN13 7AB

Opening times: Mon – Fri, 10.00am – 4.00pm (as at November 2018)
Tel. 03444 111 444
Email address: via website

Website: www.caox.org.uk (Oxfordshire) or
Website: www.citizensadvice.org.uk/local/north-oxon-south-northants/ (S.Northants)

Samaritans

A SAFE PLACE

Tel.: 116 123 (free, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year)

Email: jo@samaritans.org

Website: samaritans.org

Note: Website (the above link) includes details of branch locations.

Rural Wellbeing Service (Northamptonshire ACRE)

The Wellbeing Service can provide residents with information on organisations and groups that can help and/or provide support.

For more information please contact:
Rural Wellbeing Service
Northamptonshire ACRE
The Hunsbury Hill Centre
Harksome Hill
Northampton NN4 9QX

Tel.: 01604 825883 (main number 01604 765888)
Email: wellbeing@northantsacre.org.uk
Main email address: acre@northantsacre.org.uk
Website: northantsacre.org.uk

Northamptonshire ACRE is an organisation set up to support rural communities in the county - more information on ACRE can be found here http://northantsacre.org.uk/northamptonshire-acre-story

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