What is a Link Scheme?
Link Schemes are local voluntary groups which offer a good neighbour service to local people who are in need either because they are elderly, disabled, single parents or perhaps are temporarily in need because of illness.
Link Schemes have existed in Wiltshire since 1979 and there are currently 45 supporting rural and urban communities. This essential service provides a safety net for those unable to access services in other ways and are set up in response to the community recognising a need for this help.
Transport is provided for:
• Medical Appointments
• Visiting relatives or friends in hospital
• Social visits
• Attendance at Luncheon Clubs or Day Centres
Volunteers also offer practical help for small tasks in the home or garden and caring support eg. befriending or reading to a visually impaired client.
Each Link Scheme responds to the needs of the community and uses the skills offered by volunteers.
About Link Schemes
Over 900 people are helped every week by Link Volunteers Link Schemes are local voluntary groups offering a low level support to local people who are in need either because they are elderly, lonely, disabled, single parents or perhaps are temporarily in need because of illness.
To volunteer for your local Link Scheme please call: 01380 722241
Link Schemes have existed in Wiltshire since 1979 and can be found in most rural and urban communities. The Schemes are set up in response to local people recognising a need for the service. They provide a safety net for those unable to access services in other ways, such as public transport.
Over 900 people are helped every week by Link Volunteers
Who can use the Service?
• People who need help to get out and about or a little support in the home and garden
• Anyone who has difficulty getting to medical appointments, shopping or the hairdresser
• Those in areas with poor transport links • People with a disability
The service aims to support those who need a little help to maintain their independence and quality of life.