Linking People Together is a specialist befriending service which enables older people to receive social and practical support at home, and also enables isolated people to interact with others either at home or in their local community.
Linking People Together: 0121 704 7846
What is the Linking People Together Service?
This particular service provides person-centred support for older people living in the community in order to promote individual independence, confidence and well being. The service is delivered by trained Age UK Solihull volunteers.
Services currently offered by the Linking People Together Service:
- Home-based Befriending
- Telephone Befriending
- Practical help with small tasks
- Basic Advice
Four Community Activities:
- Weekly Afternoon Club in Olton
- Weekly Lunch Club in Olton
- Weekly Lunch Club in Marston Green
- Weekly Lunch Club in Knowle
Please contact Linking People Together (befriending) for availability of spaces at any of the clubs.
Who can use this service?
Linking People Together operates a waiting list for all services and is currently prioritising older people who are:
- Have a long term illness
- Have no family living locally
- Have low level memory loss
- Aged 70 and over
This service is currently free to service users (voluntary contributions are required for clubs and activities).
The Linking People Together Service always requires new volunteers – can you spare a couple of hours a week to support an older person to maintain their independence and well being? Please talk to the team on 0121 704 7846 or contact the Volunteer Co-ordinator on 0121 704 7843 (Monday, Wednesday and Thursdays only).