VOLUNTEER: Befrienders Wanted

Community Connections are looking for Befriending Volunteers in Elland & Surrounding areas! Do you have just 1 free hour each week, to visit an older person local to you, for friendly conversation and companionship.

We all know what it’s like to feel lonely from time to time, but facts show that around 1 million older people regularly go an entire month without speaking to anyone and their only form of company being the TV.

When you’re older it can become much harder to stay in touch, particularly if you’re widowed, have lost good friends or your family live far away. By visiting someone who feels lonely and out of touch, every week can be so beneficial for their well-being and also extremely rewarding for you, the volunteer. Plus as summer is approaching I’m sure older people would love support to sit in the garden for some fresh air.

Community Connections are in Elland, at Willow Court , Victoria Rd, Elland HX5 0PL on Thursday 28th April, and delivering an information and training session for those who would like to find out more, times are 10.30am – 12.30. If however you don’t have the time to stay, you can pop in to have a quick chat and pick up an application pack.

Alternatively give them a call or drop them an email. 01484 519988 Kelle.myers@yccuk.org.uk

Please help meet the needs of local people in the Calderdale, Elland areas.

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