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The Royal Voluntary Service home from hospital service

The 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 isolated.

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 cannot help.

*Please note that neither the RVS or Red Cross Home from Hospital services should be used in place of a professional package of care.

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.