Registered Charity No1164155

"Would I be entitled to use VHC?"

If you live in the area we will help you if we can. It doesn't matter how old you are or whether or not you are disabled... if you need a hand you should ask us.


"I'm perfectly fit but I don't have a car and there's no suitable bus service"

That's just what we're here for. We will always do what we can to help with any reasonable request.


"Sometimes it would be nice just to have someone to talk to."

Many of our volunteers welcome the chance to stop and chat. Give us a call and we'll try to introduce you to someone suitable.


"Could you help with household chores?"

Most definitely! Volunteers regularly help out with shopping, correspondence and odd jobs but we are not able to undertake heavy cleaning tasks.


"My garden is getting neglected. Any chance you could help?"

We don't do heavy gardening but we can usually help with tidying, potting, clearing up and weeding.


"I don't live in Southwold or Reydon. Can you still help?"

We cover a quite wide area. We have volunteers in Southwold, Reydon, Walberswick, Wangford, Wrentham, Frostenden, Uggeshall so it's always worth asking.


"I'm no longer able to give my dog the exercise he needs."

Dog walking is something we often get asked to do.Many of our volunteers are dog-lovers and welcome the chance to take them out for a run.


"Will I have to pay anything?"

Only if you wish to use the car service. Users of that service make a contribution at a rate set down by the Suffolk Highways Department. There is no charge for the non-driving services. Of course, we always welcome contributions but they are not expected.


"Can you offer any forms of specialist help"

Our ability to help depends on the availability of suitable volunteers. We would like to hear what your specialist needs are and we'll do our best to help.


"I am a carer myself. Can you offer me any sort of respite service?"

We often provide volunteers to 'sit in' for carers while they take a break.


"What if you can't meet my particular needs?"

If we are not able to provide a suitable service we can usually point you in the direction of an agency or charity who can.



Call 01502 724549

If no one is in the office, just leave a message. We pick up messages every day and we'll get back to you as soon as we can

...or drop in and see us at the Stella Peskett Millennium Hall, Mights Road, Southwold IP18 6BE

Telephone: 01502 724549

Open Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 1.00 pm

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