Are you able to volunteer? Want to help with combating social isolation in Leicester Western Ward, including Braunstone Frith, New Parks and Western Park?
Leicester Western Ward Linking Lives is a befriending service mainly aimed at those over 60 who find themselves needing some extra friendship and support.
The service was set up using the model of a national charity which helps to set up such schemes.
We match volunteers with older people who would like to see a friendly visitor on a regular basis for around one hour, and perhaps head out for short outings to local places of interest.
New Parks Methodist church is working with Linking Lives UK to offer this service in Leicester Western Ward. A team from the church, along with local volunteers, also runs New Parks New Friends, a weekly drop-in at New Parks Library, Aikman Avenue, on Tuesdays from 10.00 -12 noon.
Volunteers Linking Lives Leicester Western Ward relies on volunteers to deliver our service.
Volunteers do not need any special skills as they receive full training support and advice for their role. They also must provide references and receive the necessary criminal records checks (DBS) prior to beginning visits.
If you would like to volunteer, please give us a call for more information or an application form.
For more contact Sarah Tavener on 0746 543 1585
Or c/o 22 Triumph Road, Leicester, LE3 8FR