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Volunteers wanted for RealLiving older persons project

Published on 26/11/2012

A photograph of several elderly ladies sharing a joke

A new service is looking for volunteers to help older people become more connected to one another and their local community in Dunfermline and the West Fife villages.

RealLiving, run by LinkLiving Ltd (part of the Link group of charitable RSLs and social enterprises) received funding from the Community Intervention Change fund to establish a service which helps to build the capacity of older people.

The project aims to reduce social isolation in older people by recruiting and supporting individuals to become volunteers who can then be matched with an older person, to go shopping go for a coffee, support the person to attend a social group or help the older person with some simple practical tasks.

RealLiving, was originally established in 2010 (receiving funding support from Mental Health Partnerships ) where it has won ‘The Silver Work initiative of the year 2011 Award’ at Fife Business Diversity Awards where it was nominated by Fife Employment Access Trust. Andrea Sharp, RealLiving Volunteer Worker said:

“I am hoping we get lots of interest in the new project and people decide to get involved, as it’s amazing what they will gain personally from helping others to help themselves.”

How do I find out more?

To find out more about getting involved, even for just a couple of hours a week, you can call us on 01592 644048 or complete our contact form.

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