Royal Voluntary Society


RVS is an age positive charity. Our volunteers deliver personal and practical support to help older people and we raise awareness of the issues older people face through our campaigns and research.

Our services give thousands of older people the opportunity and choice to live the life they want to every day and help them stay independent at home and active in their local community.

 We offer practical help that can make all the difference – whether it's getting a lift somewhere, collecting something like a library book or shopping, or providing friendly company to break up the day.

The support we offer is personal, practical, and preventative. It helps people stay safe and well and can reduce isolation.

One in three older people find it difficult to get where they want to go, particularly if they are without a car or find public transport difficult. Our Community Transport is vital to helping older people stay independent at home and active in their local communities.

When friends and family live too far away to make regular contact, WRVS can provide a little bit of company and friendly social contact through our befriending services.

As part of our Good Neighbours service, befriending, either face-to-face or on the telephone, helps to reduce feelings of loneliness and increases motivation and confidence.

This regular chat provides a vital link into the community to those who can be socially isolated because of restricted mobility or because they can’t access public transport.

If you think you, or someone you  know, could benefit from any of our services then please contact us on 01786 450 762. Alternatively, please email Sharon at

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