We know that many in our community don't have the benefit of close family, friends and neighbours on hand to help with everyday essential tasks.  That's why our volunteers are on hand to step in and support the most in need and vulnerable across Essex.

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Are you in need of some assistance?

If you are in need of some support, please use our service - it's what we're here for! Our volunteers can help with the following activities:

  • Buddy support for tasks such as shopping, dog walking, physical activity, IT issues
  • Food shopping
  • Dog walking
  • Keep a garden accessible (grass gutting and weed control)
  • Medicine collecting
  • Posting Mail
  • Phone Friend
  • Safeguarding door-step check
  • Transport to hospital or GP

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:

  1. Self-payment (Prepaid internet/Telephone order for collection)
  2. Cheque payable to RCCE
  3. Online through the RCCE website
  4. Bank Transfer to RCCE 
In need of some assistance?

If you are in need of some support we have lots of volunteers who are happy to help.

Register for help

Do you know someone in need of support?

If you would like to refer someone to receive support, we're here to help.

Make a referral now