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Thank you for visiting our profile page on MyDonate. Homecall recruits, select and trains volunteers (visitors) for a home visiting scheme that helps the substantially visually impaired maintain their independence in Bexhill. It also helps relieve social isolation. Homecall provides a free service, funded entirely by grants, legacies, donations and ongoing fundraising events.

Homecall’s original home visiting scheme, set up in 1986, for the visually impaired in Hastings & St Leonards was the first such scheme to be
established in the UK. By 1996, Homecall expanded to Bexhill and Rural Rother. Between 2000 and 2006 Homecall was funded by East Sussex County
Council and operated on a countywide basis. After funding was withdrawn Homecall operated on a self-funding basis. Homecall was awarded ‘The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service’ in June 2006.
The countywide scheme closed in September 2008 as insufficient funding had been identified. At this point the Bexhill area of the countywide scheme launched a campaign supported by the local Observer
newspaper. With tremendous support from the Bexhill Observer, local businesses,
organisations, clubs and individuals enough money was raised locally to enable Homecall to continue in Bexhill when all other areas closed on
30th September 2008. Since then Homecall has operated on a self-funding basis.

Charity No: 294901

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