By your side

The By Your Side project supports people in Thurrock, often elderly or vulnerable to settle home from hospital with the support of volunteers. The project has really made a difference, especially to those who may not always have family or friends around them to help them following their discharge from hospital.  

How it works

The By Your side project receives referrals directly from practitioners working with individuals leaving Hospital. Due to the nature of our service we are unable to take referrals from individuals related to a patient.

Types of support

By Your Side can offer friendly face to face support for up to 6 weeks to help with shopping, collecting prescriptions, or helping to rearrange light furniture to accommodate walking frames or hospital equipment. Following the 6 weeks support, we can help connect people back into their local community or voluntary sector organisations.  

The project is also able to loan and install a temporary key safe for up to 30 days, or a permanent key safe if requested at an additional charge.

How can I get involved?

We are always looking for new volunteers who would like to do something rewarding for their community.

If you can spare a couple of hours here and there to help an elderly or vulnerable person with their shopping, cleaning, or just making a quick cup of tea, please contact Volunteer Centre Thurrock for more information.

An enhanced DBS check will be required for the role.

Call 01375 389853

Or email:

Contact details

For more information

Call 01375 389891 / 07415 987 427

Or email: