CarelinK Befriending Scheme for older people
Contact Information for CarelinK Befriending Scheme
Companionship for older people living alone
Many older people who live alone can go for days without having anyone to talk to, particularly if they can't get out and about as they used to. This may result in loneliness and isolation and can have a negative affect on their overall health and well-being.
CarelinK Befriending Scheme aims to reduce loneliness and isolation by introducing older people living alone to one of its volunteer befrienders. Befrienders visit for an hour or so each week to have a chat, to take a short walk or perhaps to share a hobby or interest. All volunteer befrienders are police checked and vetted before any introductions take place.
If you or someone you know would like to know more about this FREE service, or if you are interested in becoming a volunteer befriender, contact:
Maureen Basierak - CarelinK Co-ordinator
Keighley Volunteer Centre
8-10 North Street, Keighley
TEL: 01535 609506
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