This scheme is ideal for chatterboxes! Volunteers visit Abbeyfields care homes and spend time with elderly residents who would otherwise probably not have visitors on a regular basis. Befriending helps to overcome the problems of isolation suffered by the elderly in our community while also providing volunteers with the opportunity to socialise with someone else besides their peers. Action endeavours to match volunteers and residents who share similar interests, making for lively and interesting conversations for both parties. Abbeyfield's also hold various activities and events throughout the year from weekly coffee mornings to scrabble afternoons so there's something for everyone!
This Project requires you to have an Action DBS certificate. Please click here for more information about the DBS.
For further information contact Project Leader, Samantha Vesty: