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Greenwich Integrated Volunteer Network

A new approach to volunteering in the Royal Borough of Greenwich,providing practical support for patients to maintain their health and wellbeing in the absence of a network of family and friends.

What is the GIV network?

Greenwich Integrated Volunteer Network is a partnership of third sector organisations that have a pool of volunteers to support adults out of hospital, to appointments and around the house. The Network is funded by the Royal Borough of

Greenwich and the Clinical Commissioning Group. The lead agency is the Greenwich Carers Centre.

What the Network offers

The Network offers practical support to residents in the Royal Borough of Greenwich who do not have a network of family and friends to rely upon.

All volunteers will go through DBS checks and will receive a comprehensive induction, training offer and on-going support.

The Network’s three schemes

  • The Stay Safe at Home Scheme provides up to 12 weeks support and tailored to the patients’ needs.
  • The Hospital Ward Support Scheme helps prepare patients for discharge, offers companionship and provides practical, generic support. 
  • The Door to Door Scheme takes a patient home after a hospital stay, visits the house before discharge and offers journeys to and from appointments etc. for the patient or carer.



Who to contact

Contact Name
Sally Ettridge
Contact Position
GIV network volunteer Coordinator
020 8102 9637

Where to go

The Stables
76, Hornfair Road

Greenwich Carers Centre

Other Details


Referral required
Referral Details

Referrals must come from Professionals identifing isolated persons.

Other notes

Persons that have been identified that who are isolated that need support.

Last updated on 23/05/2018
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