Love Your Neighbour volunteers complete garden makeover
Volunteers in Tonbridge have been lending a hand to help spruce up the garden of a neighbour with disabilities as part of an ongoing initiative to support vulnerable or isolated people.
Police Community Support Officer Linda Baker was recently joined by local helpers at a location close to Derwent Road.
The assistance provided was part of the Love Your Neighbour project, a service which operates in the Trench Wood area and which allows residents to report concerns about people who may need help.
Love Your Neighbour is supported by The Trench Partnership, which is comprised of agencies including Kent Police and the borough council, as well as church groups and resident and housing associations.
PCSO Baker said: ‘We were made aware of a resident who has a disability which prevents him from tending to his own garden and it’s been fantastic to see the support from well-wishing neighbours, who were happy to give up their own free time to help.
‘Love Your Neighbour is about checking on those who are most vulnerable within our communities, such as an elderly person living alone and who has no one to visit them, and looking into getting them help or arranging support from other agencies.’
If you have any concerns about a neighbour, or someone else you may know email Kent Police in confidence at [email protected]