Good neighbour schemes

The good neighbour schemes listed on this page offer help and support to people living in Rutland who are self-isolating or affected in other ways by COVID-19.

The schemes can help you with tasks like getting your shopping or medicines.

If you need help and your village isn’t listed below, please contact a friend, family member, carer or the following volunteer schemes:

Alternatively call our crisis helpline: 01572 729603 (Monday to Thursday 9am to 5pm, Friday 9am to 4.30pm)

Across Rutland

Leicestershire and Rutland 4x4 Drivers are able to help with prescription collections. 

Call: 01164 785444 

Oakham Armed Forces Veterans Breakfast Club are a group of service personnel both serving and veterans from all three services, offering support with shopping, meal delivery and telephone contact-check in across Rutland communities.

Call: 07548 902758

Email: oakhamafvbc@gmail.com

Rutland Cakeaway is offering to collect shopping for vulnerable individuals who are social distancing and parents who do not wish to take their children out. They will also deliver donations to the Rutland Food Bank on your behalf if you are self-isolating.

Website: www.rutlandcakeaway.co.uk

Facebook: visit their Facebook page

Call: 01572 729322

Rutland Late Night Pharmacy is offering free prescription medicine delivery within 15 miles of Oakham. 

Website: www.rutlandpharmacy.co.uk/

Facebook: visit their Facebook page

Call: 01572 723368

Ashwell

A letter with contact details has been delivered to every home in Ashwell.

Volunteers are offering help with shopping, collecting prescriptions, dog walking and chats on phone.

Call: 01572 759204

This good neighbour scheme has signed up to collect donations for Rutland Foodbank - find out how you can donate

Barleythorpe

Barleythorpe Coronavirus Community Support Scheme are offering help with food collection, delivery and shopping, prescription collection, friendly phone calls.

For support please visit the Barleythorpe Parish Council website.

Website: https://www.barleythorpe-parish-council.org/

Barrowden

Health professionals living in Barrowden have linked up with the existing good neighbour Scheme to provide support for vulnerable and self-isolating members of the community with shopping, deliveries and phone calls with advice.

Leaflets will be distributed door to door with medical and other information. 

The village Community Shop is arranging home deliveries. 

Telephone: 

Good Neighbours - 07585 084527 / 07984 200499 (leave a message if there is no answer)

Shop - 01572 748748  

Parish Council - 01572 748718

Email: clerk@barrowdenpc.org.uk

This good neighbour scheme has signed up to collect donations for Rutland Foodbank - find out how you can donate

Belmesthorpe

See Ryhall - this good neighbour scheme also covers Belmesthorpe.

Belton

Belton Community Support can help with picking up shopping, collecting medicines, posting mail, a friendly phone call.

Email: bcovid2019@gmail.com

Information about other support available in Belton is available from the village website:

Website: beltoninrutland.co.uk

Call:

Alex - 07929 989432

Colin - 07484 399275

Tessa - 07812 055234

Braunston in Rutland (covers Brooke)

Braunston Good Neighbour Scheme are a group of local volunteers within the village are able to assist residents who are self-isolating with: 

  • shopping and prescriptions
  • posting mail
  • a friendly phone call 
  • urgent supplies
  • Dog Walking
  • IT support for Social Media

Call: 07422 693 608 (call or text)

Email: braunstongoodneighbours@gmail.com

Brooke

See Braunston in Rutland - this good neighbour scheme also covers Brooke.

Burley

Contact Gerald Robinson: 01572 759396

Caldecott

Caldecott are offering a prescription service:

Call: 07967 379215

Email: bennett.margaret56@gmail.com

Cottesmore 

Cottesmore Community Help offer short term help with a variety of tasks, for example shopping, errands and dog walking.

The support is available to people who are:

  • affected by COVID-19
  • recovering from an illness or injury
  • unable to leave the house in extreme weather

Volunteer drivers can also provide lifts for medical appointments (Rutland and Stamford only).

Contact Juliet Burgess-Ray or Jackie Piper: 

Email: Juliet.burgessray@btinternet.com 

Call: 07903 021063 (Juliet) or 07940 359811 (Jackie)

Edith Weston & Normanton

Edith Weston & Normanton Community Support Volunteers are offering support with shopping deliveries to the doorstep, collecting prescriptions, posting letters and having a chat on the phone.

Call: 01780 722164

Email: ewpcclerk@gmail.com

This good neighbour scheme has signed up to collect donations for Rutland Foodbank - find out how you can donate

Egleton

Egleton Support Group are offering help with shopping and prescription collection and have set up a WhatsApp group.

Call: 01572 724 250, or Victoria on 07734 261991

Email: egletoncommunications@outlook.com, or Victoria: victoriageorge@live.co.uk

Empingham

Empingham Volunteer Group are offering help with shopping, prescription collection and telephone chats. Please contact between 10am and 2pm if you can.

They are working closely with both the Empingham Medical Centre, the local village shop and surrounding shops and local businesses to coordinate the help. 

Call: 01780 460557 - leave a message if there is no answer and someone will get back to you.

Email: clerk@empinghamcouncil.org.uk

Essendine

Help is available with getting basic essentials, prescription collection, help with simple chores, walking the dog, posting letters or even just a friendly phone call.

A letter has been delivered to all residents and measures have been put in place for volunteers to cover all homes, with a follow up COVID-19 contact from your volunteer leaflet.  The details are also in the Village News magazine that has delivered to every household.

For those without internet access, there will be routine updates posted on the village notice board.

Call: 01780 752711 or 07939 132093

Email: adelestainsby@yahoo.co.uk 

You can also get in touch (at a safe distance) at the post office located at 6 Glen Crescent, Essendine, PE9 4LP.

Exton and Horn

Exton and Horn Community Volunteers are offering help with shopping, prescription collection and telephone calls.

Village website will be updated regularly with information

Notices will be displayed on village noticeboard.  

The Village pub Fox & Hounds are providing takeaway meals and may be able to supply some essential grocery/toiletries

Call: 01572 811576 or 01572 812233 

Email: jo.downton@btinternet.com or annetteoliver63@gmail.com

This good neighbour scheme has signed up to collect donations for Rutland Foodbank - find out how you can donate

Glaston

Contact scheme co-odinator Stephanie Talbot for information:

Call: 01572 822821 or 07515 426149

Email: mezzodiva1@hotmail.com

This good neighbour scheme has signed up to collect donations for Rutland Foodbank - find out how you can donate

Greetham

Greetham Village Friend Scheme are able to help with shopping, collecting prescriptions, a friendly phone call and any other urgent needs.

Ken:

Call: 01572 812136 

Email: ken@kenandlinda.co.uk

Pat:

Call: 01572 813448   

Email: scemaindy@hotmail.com

Graham: 

Call: 01572 813877

Email: grahammckee@mac.com

Great Casterton (including Toll Bar)

Casterton Good Neighbours can help with shopping,  prescription collection, dog walking and non-financial administration / IT support.

Areas covered: Great Casterton, Little Casterton, Toll Bar and Rutland Heights.

Telephone: 07983 373779

Gunthorpe

There is a WhatsApp group which covers every household in the parish , either directly or indirectly via a relative with the app.

They are offering help with shopping, visits (at the appropriate distance) and providing home cooking.

Email: timhaywood20@gmail.com

Hambleton

An email helpline has been set up to help anyone in the village who is self isolating with things like shopping, prescription collection, dog-walking or a friendly telephone call.

Email: hambletonhelpline@gmail.com

This good neighbour scheme has signed up to collect donations for Rutland Foodbank - find out how you can donate

Horn

See Exton and Horn.

Ketton

Ketton Together and Ketton Good Neighbour Scheme can deliver groceries and newspapers.

They can help in other ways too - call the good neighbour scheme between 9am to 6pm if you are in need - they can:

  • pick up and deliver prescriptions to your doorstep
  • help with any urgent need for supplies, such as scarce items
  • give you a wave or call on the phone if you need a chat
  • share information and ideas of how to keep entertained
  • help with other needs that may arise

Call: 07517 798397  

Email: kettontogether@outlook.com

Facebook pagewww.facebook.com/groups/kettontogethercoronavirus

This good neighbour scheme has signed up to collect donations for Rutland Foodbank - find out how you can donate

Langham

Combined Parish Council & Parish Church good neighbour scheme offer help with shopping, prescription collection and a 'check and chat' from volunteers, co-ordinated by the parish council. 

Telephone: 07881 940680

Email: andy.bird@langham-pc.gov.uk

Little Casterton

Volunteer Helpers can help with shopping and collecting medicines, help with ordering on-line deliveries, help accessing the village ‘Nextdoor’ site and any other help as needed.

Toll Bar residents can get help from the Great Casterton self help group.

All villagers have Volunteer Helper’s email and phone contact information. 

Lyddington

We are currently waiting on information regarding Lyddington

Lyndon

See Wing - this good neighbour scheme also covers Lyndon.

Manton

Manton Self Isolation Support Volunteers are offering help with prescription collection from Oakham, Empingham and Uppingham surgeries, shopping, dog walking, posting mail and friendly chats on the phone.

Prescription collections - contact Ruth Blinch:

Call: 01572 737237 

Email: ruth.blinch@mantonparish.org.uk 

All other support - contact Kathy Reynolds

Call: 01572 737449 

Email: kathy.reynolds@mantonparish.org.uk

Anne Cowan - Help with shopping and support if you're feeling lonely

Call: 01572 737503

Email: annecowan38@gmail.com

Market Overton

Market Overton Good Neighbour Scheme are offering support with shopping,  prescription collection, possible help to get to medical appointments, some emergency dog walking and befriending those who need this .

Telephone: 07508 835716

To order groceries from the village shop, call: 01572 767 948

Morcott

Morcott Good Naighbours Scheme is offering support with shopping, prescription collection, dog walking as well as phone & advice support.

Call: 01572 747157 Jane Williams or 01572 747472 Gina Hacker
Email: ejw.email@gmail.com or mechaid@mechaid.com

The village website provides local information and updates https://morcott.wordpress.com/

Normanton

See Edith Weston - this good neighbour scheme also covers Normanton.

North Luffenham

We mail dropped the whole of the village looking for volunteers to help the vulnerable residents of the parish. We now have a list of 30 residents who can assist with getting food, medicines when needed plus offering a dog walking service if that is required. We are looking to ‘buddy’ the volunteers with a resident which will hopefully reduce an element of risk.

We are also looking to work with the shop in Edith Weston so that certain food such as eggs, milk and bread can be supplied locally from the Fox public house.

Call: 07825 697841

Email: nlgns2020@gmail.com

Oakham

Teams are continuing to link volunteers with neighbours who need practical help, with shopping, prescriptions or would just like a friendly chat. 

If you need support, you can message through Facebook or email. 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OakhamNeighbours/

Email: oakhamneighbours@gmail.com

Sign up to volunteer

Pilton

See Wing - this good neighbour scheme also covers Pilton.

Preston

Preston Community Support Group are offering help with shopping, collecting medicines, dog walking etc  and arrange additional services as they become necessary.  The Village Hall will be used as a distribution point where required

A village WhatsApp has been set up as the main communication for villagers, which all residents are encouraged to join.  Specific processes will be put in place for anyone who needs help but is unable to use WhatsApp.

Letters have been sent to every home in the village offering help where required, and asking for village volunteers to come forward - to volunteer contact Kay Waterworth (details below).

Contact details:

Chris Sworn, chair of Preston Village: 

Call: 01572 737643 Email: candj.sworn@gmail.com 

Phil Grimley, clerk to Preston Village 

Call: 01572 737717   Email: phil.grimley@hotmail.co.uk

Kay Waterworth, Preston church warden: 

Call: 01572 737339  Email: waterworthkay@gmail.com 

Tricia Dickenson:  

Call: 01572 737882 Email: patricia.dickenson777@gmail.com

This good neighbour scheme has signed up to collect donations for Rutland Foodbank - find out how you can donate

Ridlington

Ridlington Street Reps Vountary Group are offering assistance with shopping - leaflets have been sent to homes with more information and contact details.

Call: 07595 955561

This good neighbour scheme has signed up to collect donations for Rutland Foodbank - find out how you can donate

Ryhall and Belmesthorpe

Information has gone in the Village News magazine that is delivered to every household in both villages. 

Ryhall Parish Council and Belmesthorpe Neighbourhood Watch are producing a leaflet to go to every household with contact details and information.

Belmesthorpe Neighbourhood Watch organised by Adrian Gombault: 

Call: 01780 755282.

Ryhall Covid 19 is organised by Debbie Rolfe at the Green Dragon& Miranda Amies at the Ryhall Post Office and stores. They offer a delivery service from the village shop for the elderly, isolated and vulnerable. 

They have two collectors who collect prescriptions from the surgery and deliver to those in need.

They have 35 volunteers to shop and help when needed.

Contact Miranda between 9am and 1pm for food items on 01780 763572.

This good neighbour scheme has signed up to collect donations for Rutland Foodbank - find out how you can donate

Seaton

Seaton Good Neighbours are offering help with shopping, collect prescriptions, dog walking, or simply have a chat so you can keep in touch with village life.

They can also put you in touch with local organisations that deliver Fruit, Veg, Meat, and Animal Feed.

They can also put you in touch with the George and Dragon Pub which is helping by providing takeaway meals.

If you need help, text or email them with details of the help you need, your name and phone number.

A volunteer will then call you back asap.

Text:  07506 744288

Email: seatonrutland@gmail.com 

Volunteers should call 07506 744288 to offer their services.

Details and regular updates are available on the village website at seatonrutland.org

South Luffenham

South Luffenham Good Neighbours have a list of volunteers for each street in the village happy to help out with shopping, fetching medicines, dog walking and anything else needed if a resident is self-isolating.

This good neighbour scheme has signed up to collect donations for Rutland Foodbank - find out how you can donate 

Email: tracy.steward@outlook.com

Stoke Dry

Stoke Dry are offering a prescription collection service.

Call: 07802 350775

Tickencote

See Great Casterton - this good neighbour scheme also covers Tickencote.

Tinwell

Tinwell Community Support are offering help with shopping, prescription collection, dog walking, phone/skype calls, putting bins out, help around the garden, a daily call or wave to make sure all is well.

Call either:

Andy and Katherine McKee 01780 764913

Chas and Katharine McDevitt 07514 320372

Darren Bentley 07747 776934

Cherie Carhill 07719 347712

Dave and Cathy Jarvis 07538 588840

Nicky Wilkinson 07958 313434

Tixover

Tixover COVID-19 Volunteer group are based in Tixover, but will aim to also support people living in Tixover Grange and Welland Meadows area.

The group are offering support with shopping, pharmacy collections, dog walking and other essentials. 

Call: 07469 258059

Email: tommurie@outlook.com

Toll Bar

See Great Casterton - this good neighbour scheme also covers Toll Bar.

Uppingham

UppWatch are able to support people who need non-medical support.

Call: 07710 328 469
Call: 01572 823 465

Email: rons@clara.net

For Uppingham parents, there is a Facebook group where local people are offering to support their neighbours with children who may be self-isolating. 

Visit the Facebook group  

Whissendine

Whissendine Good Neighbour Scheme are on alert to help people living in Whissendine.

This good neighbour scheme has signed up to collect donations for Rutland Foodbank - find out how you can donate

Call: 07500 599635 (8am to 8pm)

Website: whissendinegns.org.uk 

The White Lion are now operating a hot food takeaway, and also offering to pick up prescriptions.

 

Website: www.whitelioninn.com


Call: 01664 474233


Email: info@whitelioninn.com

Whitwell

The Noel at Whitwell are doing a food delivery service and will issue supplies to people if they are stuck at home/unable to shop

Call: 01780 460347

Email: info@thenoel.co.uk

Wing, Pilton and Lyndon

Wing Parish Council are offering a prescription collection service, shopping, errands, wellbeing support and pet care to residents, including the villages of Pilton and Lyndon.

This good neighbour scheme has also signed up to collect donations for Rutland Foodbank - find out how you can donate

Call: 01572 373922

Email: wingrutlandpc@gmail.com

The Kings Arms are offering a home cooked food service.

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