If you want to make a difference to the lives of residents who need it the most there are many ways you can help. Some people, such as elderly neighbours just need some extra help from time to time – a cup of tea, a cooked meal or help with fixing something. If you think that you could help then you can sign up here. 

You could help keep our young and most vulnerable residents safe by considering becoming a foster carer or a ‘shared lives’ carer’ – looking after or spending regular time with an adult who needs extra support.  

Helping neighbours and friends could also include improving the lives of young people by mentoring a young person, becoming a school governor or help local families with parenting skills. 

All of us can do something good in our neighbourhoods simply by donating unwanted furniture to local families in need rather than just throwing it away, and if you are a landlord why not consider renting your property through the council.

Ways in which you can help