Link Driver Volunteers Needed

29th June 2020, 2:49pm | By Marc Read |

Community First are the governing body for the 43 Link schemes that run throughout Wiltshire. As I am sure you know Link Schemes are voluntary groups which offer a transport and good neighbour service to local people who are in need, perhaps because they are elderly, disabled, isolated and lonely, single parents, or perhaps temporarily in need because of illness.

These essential services provide a safety net for those unable to access services in other ways. Link Schemes aim to complement other services, statutory and voluntary.

Link Schemes operate as small, independent charitable organisations and all volunteers use their own private vehicles. (Insurance and DBS checks are carried out).

To give you an idea of the level of support The Link Schemes offer, last year they made 31,351 health related journeys and completed 48,027 good neighbour tasks which incorporate collecting prescription’s and shopping.

Due to Covid 19, the Link schemes have found themselves suffering from a large number of volunteers being unable to drive because of age and or vulnerability.

If you could spare some time, or for more information please contact us: 01380 722 241 Email: linkproject@communityfirst.org.u

 

Comments and Discussion

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Make a Post

You must be logged in to add a post.

RRogersCEM

Public libraries have been around in England for over ...
Managing your money

Managing your money

Information and tips to help your whole committee take...
Wiltshire Council Get Active Holiday sport programme keeps kids active this summer

Wiltshire Council Get A...

With the summer holidays only a few weeks away, Wiltsh...
Volunteer with local credit union

Volunteer with local cr...

Wiltshire and Swindon Credit Union is a not-for-profit...
Less than a year to go to apply for the EU resettlement scheme

Less than a year to go ...

There is now less than a year to go until the deadline...
Mind Reset, in Malmesbury and Chippenham

Mind Reset, in Malmesbu...

“In all the Community Areas in Wiltshire Young Peopl...

RRogersCEM

Glad to see the fantastic @croftonbeamengs are going t...
Wiltshire Council Get Active Holiday sport programme keeps kids active this summer

Wiltshire Council Get A...

With the summer holidays only a few weeks away, Wiltsh...
Motiv8

Motiv8

Motiv8 exists to improve the life chances of young peo...
Important news for all budding community reporters

Important news for all ...

You may have noticed that we have changed the look and...
Summer holiday activities are go! Latest information for 5-12 year olds is now available

Summer holiday activiti...

Parents looking for summer activities for their 5 – ...
Volunteer with Alzheimer’s Society

Volunteer with Alzheime...

Do you have some spare time to get involved in a volun...

RRogersCEM

https://t.co/c4AYd3SbLE https://t.co/aUxUU6q4IE

RRogersCEM

Pewsey is back open for business & welcomes respon...
Repair cafe

Repair cafe

"The UK generates 26m tonnes of waste every single yea...
Open Access Youth Café, Chippenham

Open Access Youth Café...

The Chippenham Community Area Young People Needs Asses...
Dementia roadmap shows the way

Dementia roadmap shows ...

Alzheimer's Support has updated its online Dementia Ro...
Service Delivery Volunteer

Service Delivery Volunteer

Have you got what it takes to help ensure victims and ...
Opening a bank account

Opening a bank account

Running any group costs money and it’s a good idea t...
Parents encouraged to register babies born during lockdown

Parents encouraged to r...

Parents with newborn babies are being encouraged to ge...
Volunteers needed at Tidworth Library

Volunteers needed at Ti...

We are currently looking for volunteers to help in Tid...
Accommodation Support

Accommodation Support

The Early Help Young People's Accommodation Officer wo...

RRogersCEM

Really positive meeting today with volunteers & pa...
First steps for new groups

First steps for new groups

When you are thinking about setting up a new group, it...
Setting the aims of your group

Setting the aims of you...

It’s a good idea to  work out the aims of your gro...