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 expanded into Hulme and Whalley Range under the banner of LINK TWO.
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!
For more information please contact the LINK staff, Matthew or Suzanne, or LINK TWO staff, Brian or Simon, on 0161 225 1064 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to volunteer with LINK as a befriender or supporting the group sessions check out our vacancies page for more information.