Who do we help and how?
Connex Readycall provides befriending and practical support to people and their families in the Derbyshire Dales who are aged 60 and over, living with cancer or other life-limiting health conditions. Our offices are based in Ashbourne and Bakewell but we support people in all the villages and towns in the Dales.
Our team of volunteers can offer support on a weekly, fortnightly or ad hoc basis, depending on what support you need and volunteer availability to help you.
- Our volunteers could call in for a cup of tea and a chat
- Our volunteers could help with the shopping – assisting you to do your own shopping or doing it from a list for you.
- Our volunteers could walk your dog whilst you are unwell or unable to get out.
- Our volunteers could take you out and about – a visit to the garden centre or a favourite café.
We can also offer subsidised transport to hospital for cancer-related appointments.
A scheme working with students from a local school in Ashbourne to provide meaningful befriending experiences between the generations, providing each with company and laughter.
Womens Cancer Support Group
A friendly peer support group for any women affected by cancer – individuals, carers and family The group normally holds small informal meetings with speakers or activities, once a month.
Will it cost me anything?
Connex Readycall is a free to access service. Please call us or see below on how to refer to the service.
How do I get referred to Connex Readycall and who will support me?
We take referrals from anyone so you can self-refer to the service, or somebody like a nurse or friend for example can refer you to the service.
All our Connex Readycall volunteers are friendly local people and are fully trained and insured. They also undergo a full DBS (police record check) to ensure client safety. If you know someone who would benefit from being visited by a Connex Readycall volunteer please give us a call at our Ashbourne or Bakewell offices – see the contact details below.
Would you like to volunteer with Connex Readycall?