Befriend Motherwell, provides 1:1 matches for elderly isolated, volunteers will visit them regularly within their home, getting them out when possible. We also have groups within sheltered housing complexes where we run activities and outings, our aim with this is to help individuals make friends within their new surroundings.
We are currently developing some intergenerational work, we have recently liaised with local secondary schools, to have young people join in and support the activities within the complexes. This so far has been very successful, and beneficial to both age groups.
We offer all our volunteers an ongoing variety of training to help make their role easier and more rewarding.