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Horsley & Guildford


Neighbourhood Connections is a community project that aims to help people live happy, healthy and independent lives in Horsley and central Guildford.

We all need help at different times in our lives - Neighbourhood Connections is here to help ​people connect with the right support right for them.

Our trained volunteers provide a listening ear, information and advice about local support and activities, all tailored to the needs of the individual. This may include transport, groups, household help, statutory services and many other areas.

We ​can also offer short-term support to help people access services in the community, such as accompanying people to a new activity, or contacting professionals on ​their behalf.

The Neighbourhood Connections project is a partnership between the Diocese of Guildford and Guildford Borough Council, supported by local voluntary organisations and people living in ​the local areas.

Click on the links below to:​

Access the service

Become a volunteer

About the project


What is ​its purpose?

  • To enable residents of the Horsley and Guildford town centres to link with local support and services: this may range from local social activities and voluntary schemes, to borough and county level statutory support services.
  • To strengthen community capacity & resilience: by training local people in ‘signposting’ (information provision) where people can easily access the information and support they need.
  • To identify and support socially isolated and/or vulnerable residents to re-engage with the community, by providing short-term help to residents who can’t easily access information or support independently.

What values underpin ​it?

  • Community-owned and led: this project has arisen from needs identified by local people and its success will be largely dependent on the involvement and ownership of local volunteers, residents and organisations.
  • Person-centred: each person will be treated as an individual and support will be tailored and adapted to suit particular needs.
  • Partnership: working alongside professionals and organisations at a local and wider level, to reach the best outcomes for individuals.

For more information on the project, contact:

Rachel Guilford

Neighbourhood Connections Project