LINK Good Neighbours

What is LINK Good Neighbours?

LINK’s aim is to provide a Good Neighbours Scheme to help people in our community - in Rusholme, Fallowfield and Moss Side, and since September 2014 we have also expanded into Hulme and Whalley Range .

We aim to improve the quality of life for local people, particularly those with poor health or disabilities and those who are otherwise socially isolated. We do this by providing group activities, day trips and by arranging befrienders.

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.

Click to see a brief presentation on the formation of LINK: Prezi.com – LINK Presentation

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!

Downloadable A4 Poster Helping Hand

For more information please contact the LINK staff Simon or Imogen on 0161 225 1064 or email link@trinityhousecrc.org.uk

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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  1. October 2014 AFM e-bulletin - whalleyrange.org says:

    [...] Link Two: new project LINK Good Neighbours has been working in partnership with City South Housing, Adactus Housing and LINK East to secure large CCG funding to start LINK TWO. LINK TWO will cover the Moss Side, Whalley Range and Hulme. We’re offering support through befriending, socialising at activities and signposting to other agencies that may be able to assist. There’s also volunteering opportunities. The Men’s Brunch Club is on Thursdays 10am-1pm at Will Griffiths Court. Call Brian or Jane: 0161 225 1064http://www.trinityhousecrc.org.uk/link-project/ [...]

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