Village and Community Agents

For information about changes to the Village & Community Agents scheme from 1st October 2017 click here.

Even when you’ve lived in a community for a long time, and feel like you know it, finding the local support you need in later life can be quite a challenge.

GRCC’s Village and Community Agents help people aged 50 and over find their way through the system so that they can keep their independence and stay in their own homes – with the support and company they need and deserve. 

Our Village and Community Agents:-

• are recruited and employed by GRCC to help you find the right support for you
• will make an appointment to visit you and point you towards the information and support you need to prevent life getting too difficult
• are from your area and know it well so can put you in touch with what’s available in your own community; from local social groups and healthcare services to the people who can help in an emergency
• are part of GRCC so can tap into our other services – such as our befriending service and the In Touch social activities network - when you’re looking for some company
• come from a variety of backgrounds – our Community Agents work especially with people whose first language isn’t English – and they’ll come to you wherever you are.

Watch our short video below to learn more about Village and Community Agents in Gloucestershire

It’s easy to get hold of a Village or Community Agent, for yourself or someone you know. Just click on the Find an Agent button at the side of the page and find one in your Parish area – and give them a call.
If you want to know more about Village and Community Agents – or even become one - Kate Darch or call on 01452 528491.