LINK Good Neighbours works to reduce isolation and loneliness in older people (those over the age of 50) and adults with long term health conditions and disabilities. We aim to do this by building networks of support to improve people’s quality of life and sense of wellbeing. As such, we run a befriending scheme, organise trips out throughout the year and host various activities during the week. These include a lunch club, an arts and crafts session, a computer class and a peer-support group focusing on mental health and wellbeing facilitated by a former NHS mental health nurse with years of experience. Please feel free to enquire about any more details you’d wish to know. We would be more than happy to talk you through the sessions and/or befriending process.
LINK recruits volunteers to help people on an individual basis, for example by:
Visiting isolated people
Doing gardening for people who can’t manage it
Taking wheelchair users out to the local park
Reading letters and newspapers to people who are sight impaired
Helping to do the shopping for people with mobility problems
Helping out on trips with wheelchairs
Helping people with mobility problems to get to medical or other appointments
The help we can give to people is dependent on the skills and abilities of our volunteers.
All volunteers are asked to give us details of the type of tasks they are prepared to undertake and if they have any special skills or talents; we want our volunteers to be capable of carrying out their tasks but also to get satisfaction from them.
Our LINK Newsletter Summer 2014 (in PDF format) is now available to download, and gives lots of information about what’s currently happening with LINK Good Neighbours. If you’d like a print copy, just drop in to Trinity House and pick one up!
If you would like to volunteer with LINK as a befriender or supporting the group sessions check out our vacancies page for more information.
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Trinity House Community Resource Centre exists to provide a safe and accessible centre providing education, training, personal development and recreational services for the benefit of children, young people, parents and carers.
Grove Close, off Platt Lane Rusholme, Manchester, M14 5AA