Most Smiles Start With Another Smile


The Cornhill Companions was started in April 2017 to help support older people who have found themselves lonely and increasingly isolated, sometimes not seeing another person socially for days. We also lend a helping hand to those who have taken  on the role of caring for a loved one. We assist with the small ad hoc tasks that can seem so hard when you are on your own, whether that's helping around the garden to offering support when returning home after a stay in hospital.

We are a branch of the Royal Voluntary Service operating in Banbury, Witney and surrounding areas.

Royal Voluntary Service


We have a simple mission to help reduce loneliness for older people in our community. Friendship is one of the most important things in life, nothing can turn your day around like a smile from a friendly face, a heartfelt hug or even a lovely chat over a cup of tea!

While we are supported by the Royal Voluntary Service, we are self-funded and rely on a team of wonderful volunteers who get as much pleasure from being part of the Cornhill Companions as those who use our service.

Meet The Team

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