As restrictions continue to alter, the need to support vulnerable adults remains and we continue to coordinate requests and referrals for support and connect them to our volunteers. The welfare service was originally mobilised in response to the Covid-19 pandemic and quickly connected vulnerable people in Essex who are without the support of family, friends or neighbours with volunteers who were able to help with essential everyday tasks.
Are you in need of some assistance?
If you are in need of some support; the kind of everyday essential tasks which most of us take for granted, we have lots of volunteers who are happy to help but always following the latest government guidelines around the wearing of masks, sanitizing and social distancing. Volunteers are giving up their valuable time if and when they can. This means that the support of a volunteer cannot always be guaranteed within a certain timeframe.
Simply complete the support request form so we can understand what you need support with.Register for help
Do you know someone who might need our support?
If you know someone who might need the support of a friendly volunteer please complete the form within the assessment on their behalf. One of our team will be in contact with them within 3 working days.Make a referral now
Do volunteers require financial information?
The Essex Wellbeing Service is completely free. This means our volunteers do not require any bank details or financial information in exchange for their duties.
The only situation where money is exchanged is when a volunteer is carrying out a shopping or medication collection service.
Shopping and/or medication can be paid for by cash, if receiving support directly from an EWS volunteer.
If, however, someone is unable to pay by cash they can receive support from a trusted Community Agent and payments for shopping can be done via:
- Self-payment (Prepaid internet/Telephone order for collection)
- Cheque payable to RCCE
- Online through the RCCE website
- Bank Transfer to RCCE