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Springline Good Neighbour Scheme


'DOING THE THINGS THAT GOOD NEIGHBOURS DO'

Springline Good Neighbours

SGNS aims to do the things that any good neighbour would do!

Springline Good Neighbour Scheme (SGNS) provides support to those who, principally because of age, ill health, disability or whatever other reason, need regular or occasional help and live in the area broadly covering the Lincolnshire villages of Burton and Burton Waters through to Fillingham.


Here are just a few examples of how SGNS can help:


  • giving lifts to the doctor, hospital or dentist
  • fetching prescriptions and library books
  • shopping and running errands
  • providing company for those living alone
  • assisting with social outings for the housebound
  • sitting with someone who is ill to provide a break for a full-time carer
  • walking the dog for someone who is ill
  • helping with small things around the house (watering plants, etc.)


We also provide extra hands at community events and give support to community groups.

What we are not?


We are not . . .

  • a replacement for paid labour (as we only help out, like good neighbours do!)
  • an emergency service (although in a crisis, we will try to help if we can)
  • a Neighbourhood Watch Scheme (which looks out for criminal activity)
  • a provider of 'hands-on' care

07724 626719


We also provide extra hands at community events and give support to community groups.


How to get help



If you need help or support, or know of someone who might appreciate a helping hand, then either:

(i) TELEPHONE
the SGNS Telephone Helpline:
tel. no. 07724 626719


Your call will be answered personally by an operator (stating 'Springline Good Neighbour Scheme').


You will be asked to leave your name, address and telephone number plus short details of the assistance you require. We will get back to you at the earliest opportunity to confirm that we can help.

(ii) Contact Form
the contact form can be found here
provide your name, address and telephone number.


We will get back to you at the earliest opportunity.

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Whichever method of contact you use, please provide as much advance notice as you can. (ideally 2/3 working days ahead or, if possible, even longer!). This will allow us time to find a volunteer to assist you. 


We cannot undertake to provide a volunteer to help at short notice (i.e.'on the same day'!)