SUPPORTING OLDER PEOPLE

Unlocking Loneliness Since 1982

Our core work is our Home Visiting Service WELCOME TO THE HOME VISITING SCHEME PAGE WE ARE RECRUITING VOLUNTEERS NOW!!! If you are able to give one to two hours of your time to support an elderly person in the community we would love to hear from you. email: julialightfoot.sop@gmail.com We recruit and train suitable volunteers, who then visit older, isolated people who have been referred to us community care workers, Home from Hospital agencies, families, GPs, etc. and assessed by us to be in need of a visitor. Volunteer visitors offer support and friendship, usually on a weekly basis but often this becomes more frequent. This human contact makes a lasting difference, raises self-esteem, maintains independence and greatly improves quality of life for the older person and often the volunteer. We are here to • Provide company and support • Enable people to get out and about if they wish • Help with a hobby or interest • Sit and chat over a cup of tea Volunteers and clients sometimes play games, do light gardening, look at old photographs, listen to music, write a letter, read a newspaper or do the crossword.

SUPPORTING OLDER PEOPLE                                                 

Registered Charity Number 1086909

Tel: 01423 531490

sop.harrogate@gmail.com