Again, the Herald has been at the forefront of letting its readers know about a key public service:
New charity Sid Valley HELP has big plans
A trailblazing support service has big plans for the Sid Valley, from befriending to first-aid courses and building an army of volunteers.
Sid Valley HELP (SVH) was officially made a ‘registered charity’ last month.
The cause has two main aims: to provide a free, independent and confidential signposting and advice service to people who are ill, lonely or experiencing difficult circumstances, and to offer a befriending or visiting service to help combat the loneliness of those who are housebound or isolated, old and young.