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Could you be a Westbury Link volunteer?

WESTBURY & District Link Scheme has been supporting people living locally for almost 16 years but now more than ever, it urgently needs more volunteers.

Link Schemes are local voluntary groups that offer a good neighbour service to local people who are in need, either because they are elderly, disabled, single parents or perhaps are temporarily in need because of illness.

This essential service provides a safety net for those unable to access services in other ways and are set up in response to the community recognising a need for this help.

Transport is provided for medical appointments, shopping, visiting relatives or friends in hospital or care homes and attendance at luncheon clubs or day centres. Volunteers also help with collecting shopping, prescriptions and library books.

However, Westbury Link urgently needs more volunteers to take on regular tasks. Chairperson John Adams said, “If you don’t drive but are able to use a computer we also need volunteers to act as telephone coordinators, people who answer clients’ calls; training and ongoing support is given.

“All we ask is for some of your time as little or as much as you feel you can give. We pay out-of-pocket expenses and a mileage allowance to cover driving costs.”

If you have what is takes to be a Westbury Link volunteer, please contact John Adams on: 07917 670 509 or e-mail ebble@btinternet.com