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Volunteering with over-65s who are lonely and isolated

Community Companions is a pilot project to tackle isolation and depression in the over-65s.

Our volunteers will receive training and then make regular visits to a person aged 65+ who is lonely. You will spend quality time with them, offering one-to-one support and helping them to access local services. It will run in Baildon.

Many people are struggling with depression across Bradford and rates of depression are increasing among over-65s. Being housebound and other factors such as poor mobility, hearing and vision problems can lead to loneliness and depression, which reduces quality of life.

Social isolation can lead to people losing interest or pleasure in doing things; feelings of guilt or low self-worth; disturbed sleep or appetite; low energy and poor concentration.   

Mind in Bradford is running the project in partnership with the Bradford Districts CCG and Muslim Health Service

Volunteers

Volunteers can apply by either clicking the Online Application button to the left or downloading the pdf below and sending it to [email protected]. All training will be provided by Mind in Bradford including a DBS check. 

Community Companions Volunteer Form

 

 

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