Home page_pic 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

• Shopping

• Visiting relatives or friends in hospital

• Social visits

• Attendance at Luncheon Clubs or Day Centres

• Collecting:

Shopping

Prescriptions

Library books

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.

To find your local Link Scheme telephone number, please click on Directory above.

 

Contact details

For contact information about your Local Link scheme please see the ‘Directory.

The Link Project
Community First
Unit C2
Beacon Business Centre
Hopton Park
Devizes
SN10 2EY

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