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What is CarelinK Befriending Scheme?
Who can use the scheme?
How does it work?
What do befrienders do?
How often do befrienders visit?
How much does the service cost?
The service is FREE but donations to the scheme are most welcome.
How does CarelinK work?
Older people can refer themselves to CarelinK or can be referred by anyone who is involved with their care.
When a person is referred, we will visit them at home to discuss their needs.
We will introduce the person to one of our befrienders as soon as an appropriate volunteer is available.
The same befriender will visit, usually for an hour or so each week, at a mutually agreeable time.
The befriending relationship can continue for as long as it suits the needs of the client and the availability of the volunteer.
The befriending relationship will continue to be monitored by the project co-ordinator.
Older people can become isolated for various reasons such as: