What is LINK Good Neighbours?
LINK is a joint undertaking by three charities namely: Commitment in Communities, Rusholme and Fallowfield Community Forum and Trinity House Community Resource Centre.
LINK’s aim is to provide a Good Neighbours Scheme to help people in our community. We are particularly but not exclusively interested in helping people who are ill, disabled, isolated or older people who need our help. We aim to improve the quality of life for people; 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.
LINK Good Neighbours Befriending Service Criteria
LINK Good Neighbours befriending service is designed to give a helping hand to those in our community who need it. LINK Good Neighbours will provide a suitable volunteer based on the individual’s needs, who will then visit the client within their own home. Our intention is to provide the individual with the support needed through the use of volunteers and the Good Neighbours Scheme, helping the client to maintain their independence.
It is assumed that the person who wishes to receive the support from the LINK Good Neighbours befriending services is aware of their referral onto the scheme. We do however require the referred person to have signed the consent at the bottom of the form.
The person who needs the support must be accessible. This means that in the usual circumstances the client will be at home and available when an arrangement has been made for a volunteer to visit.
LINK Good Neighbours befriending service will work with a person for as long is required.
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