The Royal Voluntary Service home from hospital service
RVS Home from Hospital service offers one to one support from a
local volunteer who can visit patients at home, once a week, for up
to six weeks after discharge.
They can provide help with shopping, prescription collections,
sorting through post, etc, or provide some moral support and
companionship for anyone feeling anxious about going home.
RVS also offers a long term befriending scheme (our 'Good
Neighbours scheme') for people who are lonely or socially
RVS can take referrals for anyone aged 55 or over living in
Bristol or South Gloucestershire.
We work in partnership with The Red Cross who also offer the
service, and will refer patients on to them on your behalf if we
*Please note that neither the RVS or Red Cross Home from
Hospital services should be used in place of a professional package
The RVS office is open 9-5 Monday-Friday and you can refer over
the phone on 0117 905 5003. If you would like to
refer someone over the weekend, please leave a message and we will
get back to you as soon as we can.