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Volunteer Glasgow

icon-location Brunswick House (Ground Floor West), 51 Wilson Street, Glasgow, G1 1UZ, United Kingdom

icon-charity Registration number SC005462

icon-phone 01412263431

icon-email info@volunteerglasgow.org


Volunteer Glasgow is a registered charity that supports people and organisations to volunteer. We believe that volunteering benefits society. In fact, we don’t just believe it: we know it. Volunteering connects individuals to each other and to thei...See more
Older Persons' Befriending Services

Older Persons' Befriending Services

opportunity-location G2 6LU Glasgow
opportunity-dates 30 Apr 2019 - 30 Apr 2024
Volunteer Glasgow has been providing support to older people through Elderly Home Visiting and Day Care Services since 1985. Support takes place through our Home Visiting Service and our weekly Lunch Clubs. Home Visiting is a befriending service for isolated and vulnerable people which involves a support worker, an older person and a volunteer. It offers regular visits by the volunteer to the older person’s home or to shared activities outside the home. These shared experiences reduce isolation, build confidence and resilience and increases an older person's activity and engagement. The older people referred to Home Visiting may be isolated because of health, disability, bereavement or simply living alone. Their families may live some distance away or may be out at work throughout the week. Physical frailty, whether temporary or not, may mean that the person can no longer go out alone to see friends or access the things they enjoy. A loss of confidence may prevent them from going out and staying in may mean that solitude is not a choice. Research shows that loneliness has a direct relationship to health problems, both physical and mental and the provision of a relationship based on trust, respect, shared activities and fun can alleviate the loneliness which some older people experience. Our Lunch Clubs run on Tuesdays and Thursdays for older people living in Drumchapel and parts of Knightswood. The Lunch Club is about more than simply a hot meal. Members meet, share a meal and a chat with friends, enjoy activities and days out and have access to information. Volunteers are always on hand to provide support: whether that’s escorting, catering or organising a fun activity.
icon-status Donation/Grant Opportunity
Target Goal £10000
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Volunteer Glasgow


Project Name

Older Persons' Befriending Services

Helping beneficiaries

Volunteers, older people's communities and families.

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