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At MHA Communities Swindon, we want to enable older people to stay living independently in their own homes for as long as possible, with the best possible quality of life. Through befriending, lunch clubs, assisted shopping, activity and friendship sessions, outings, escorts to appointments and much more, MHA Communities across the UK help to tackle loneliness and isolation in people over 55 — helping them to lead fulfilled lives and remain as active members in their local communities. The scheme's activities programme is deed and led by its members and volunteers to ensure that we are providing the practical and social support which those we serve need.
Council-led initiative announces drop-in sessions for volunteers interested in offering companionship to lonely people. Swindon Circles is looking for more volunteers to give up a small amount of their time to offer companionship to people who feel lonely or isolated.
The programme, run by the Community Health and Wellbeing team at Swindon Borough Council, looks to combat loneliness by pairing clients up with volunteer befrienders. The scheme currently has 96 volunteers who support over people across Swindon, but the team are always looking for more volunteers to the project.
Hobbies are also considered so that volunteers can be paired up with someone who holds similar interests. Volunteers tend to visit the person in their home, but some may also go out for the day together or chat over the phone.
Tony Hart, who regularly meets up with two clients as part of Swindon Circles, has formed lasting friendships with them both while also developing his own skills. Our bond is so lovely and not only have I helped her, but she has also helped me.
Everyone involved with Swindon Circles reaps the benefits and I would encourage anyone who is considering becoming a volunteer to find out more about this rewarding scheme. Anyone who would like more information about volunteering for Swindon Circles can attend a drop-in session which the team will be running on the following dates:.
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Published: Friday, 19th January Swindon Circles is looking for more volunteers to give up a small amount of their time to offer companionship to people who feel lonely or isolated. More news Latest news News archive.