Project Description

Organisation delivering project

The St Monica Trust.

What is it?

A peer volunteering project that matches an isolated older person (65 plus) with an older volunteer (60 plus) to support them to get out and try new activities in their local area.

Who is it for?

Older people (65 plus).

What will I do?

You will meet One to One over a period of 6 months to get to know each other and choose activities to try out. You will try out activities together until the participant is confident to go alone and then the volunteer will keep in phone contact for the remainder of the 6 months.

How much is it?

No cost, but participants will need to pay for any activities they attend. Expenses will be paid for volunteers.

How long does it last?

6 months

What will I achieve from being part of the project?

You will get out and about more, be more active and take part in sociable activities.

What happens afterwards?

There is no follow on, but participants and volunteers may form ongoing social groups. We hope participants and volunteers continue to enjoy activities in their community.

Where can I find out more?

St Monica Trust in the Community website

Facebook St Monica Trust in the Community.

Email Kathleen at St Monica Trust

Phone Kathleen on: 07964923032

What do I need to bring?

No requirements.

Is this a group activity or individual activity?

Initially One to One meetings but then probably group activities.

Where does it take place?

The project is based in Filwood and Lawrence Hill so in or around these areas