Reach Out is a project that provides companionship and practical support to older people who are medically vulnerable and are home from hospital.  Reach Out can assist people by linking them up with a volunteer in their neighbourhood who can offer support to them in their own home – helping them to adjust to and recover from illness, whilst also reducing social isolation and loneliness.






What we can offer





  • Have recently been discharged from hospital
  • Are recovering from illness, surgery or an accident
  • Need support to regain independence following medical treatment
    May be at risk of admission to hospital




  • Visit people at home to check they’re ok
  • Make tea and coffee and have a chat
  • Support people to get back to doing the things they enjoy during their recovery
  • Collect small items of essential shopping, such as bread, milk, fruit, snacks etc
  • Accompany clients on outings such as follow up appointments or shopping
  • Support people to rebuild their confidence during their period of recovery
  • Collecting prescriptions
  • Provide short term support with pet care
  • Support people to try new activities or visit other services that may help them
  • Researching and signposting people to other services that may be useful

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Any donation we receive can make a difference


£5 will pay for
coffee and cake
for a client

£20 recruits a new support
volunteer to visit an older
person in their neighbourhood

£50 will pay for a
local social gathering for
clients and volunteers

£100 will help maintain
a client and volunteer match
for 6 months


To make a donation to NHCVS, click on the donate button below and you will be taken to the donation page.

Please take a moment to fill in the donate "Comment" text with "Reach Out" and your experience.


Thank you for your support!



If you live in North Herts or Stevenage call us on 07780 304068


If you live in East Herts or Broxbourne call us on 07435 549130


If you live in Welwyn & Hatfield, St Albans or Hertsmere call us on 07917 978728

If you live in Watford, Three Rivers or Dacorum call us on  07780 313651

For General Enquiries you can contact our main office on 01462 689403