Hambleton Isolation Help Group
Hambleton Independence Help Group (HIHG) – formerly “Hambleton Isolation Help Group” – is Hambleton’s community initiative to support residents in our community who are isolated for whatever reason. This group was set up and is operated by a group of volunteers led by Celia Barnes and was originally in place to help those isolating during the Covid-19 pandemic. Following the lifting of restrictions, the HIHG pledged to continue offering support for the people of Hambleton who found themselves in need.
HIHG will be able to collect prescriptions or shopping, collections from the food bank, and in exceptional circumstances be able to provide lifts to and from doctor/hospital appointments (dependent on availability of volunteers).
Hambleton Parish Council is so grateful to have such community spirited residents within the village.
"Hambleton is lucky to have so many dedicated helpers."
As not every resident is online, the Parish Council would like to encourage all residents to pass on the contact details of this group on to anyone that they believe would benefit from Hambleton Independence Help Group.
"We are delighted to say that our registered volunteers are still helping people."
"Our role is to minimise loneliness - we will be there to support in any way we can!"
"How can I access the system?"
Your request will be placed on the Hambleton Isolation Help Group Facebook page.
A volunteer will confirm their offer of help and your request will be shared privately.
The coordinator will contact you with the volunteer’s details.
The volunteer will contact you to discuss your request.
For shopping, they will collect your list and money.
Volunteers cannot use your debit or credit card as this is illegal – cash only can be used.
Please be assured that HIHG will only share your information with the volunteer responding to your call and no one else.
If you are in any doubt over any volunteer who has contacted you from this group, please contact one of the coordinators who will verify that it is one of their volunteers.
Please note, Hambleton Isolation Help Group is run entirely by volunteers and is in no way affiliated with Hambleton Parish Council.