Bield Appeals for Volunteers in Dunfermline
Friday, January 23rd, 2015
on behalf of Bield Housing And Care
Bield, one of Scotland’s leading care and housing providers, is appealing for friendly and enthusiastic volunteers to help out with a Befriending project at its Grants Bank development in Dunfermline.
The Befriender project, already successfully implemented at other Bield developments, offers vital one to one companionship, allowing residents to maintain social contact and feel more included in the local community.
The Befriending project is central to Bield’s “Free to Be” ethos, which lets people make their own decisions about how they live their lives whilst also being there to support them when they need it.
Volunteers are invited to become a Befriender at the development, visiting residents on a regular basis for a chat and a cup of tea, or to go out and enjoying local activities together.
Eleanor Duchs, Manager at Grants Bank, said: “This is a wonderful opportunity for our tenants to meet someone new and to build a friendship with someone.
“Befrienders can really help to build the confidence of residents too, as they are great at encouraging them to get out and about and to take part in activities within the home or local community, which is great.
“Many of our residents would love to be able to do some of the activities they used to, and with the support of someone else this could be possible again.”
Bield is a registered charity that came from humble beginnings, starting out with just one development in Bo’ness to become a major of a wide range of housing and services for around 20,000 older people across 23 local authority areas.
If you are over 16 and interested in becoming part of a team dedicated to enriching the lives of older people in Scotland, contact Eleanor Duchs on 01383 620 905
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