Help the vulnerable in Tonbridge with Love Your Neighbour

GREEN AND PLEASANT: (L-R) Marylin Smith, Pauline Plummer, Yasmin Hoskin, Colin Sanders, PCSO Linda Baker help out in the garden

Help the vulnerable in Tonbridge with Love Your Neighbour

by Andy Tong | 14th December 2018

Volunteers have been lending a hand to help spruce up the garden of a neighbour with disabilities as part of an initiative to support vulnerable or isolated people.

Love Your Neighbour is a service which operates in the Trench Wood area asking residents to report concerns about people who may need help.

Police Community Support Officer Linda Baker joined local helpers at the garden near Derwent Road.

Love Your Neighbour is supported by the Trench Partnership, which is comprised of various agencies including Kent Police, the borough council, church groups, resident and housing associations.

PCSO Baker said: “We were made aware of a resident who has a disability which prevents him from tending his garden. It’s been fantastic to see the support of well-wishing neighbours, who were happy to give up their 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, please email Kent Police in confidence at csu.tonbridge.and.malling@kent.pnn.police.uk

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