Our Community Companions support is being provided over the phone during the coronavirus outbreak. The age for referrals has been lowered to 55+ and the project now runs in central Bradford as well as Baildon.
Who are Community Companions?
Community Companions are trained volunteers who telephone or visit over-55s in their own homes to support their mental wellbeing and help them access local services.
The project aims to improve the mental health of individuals aged 55 or over who are experiencing loneliness, social isolation or depression.
Mind in Bradford runs the project in partnership with the Bradford Districts CCG and the Muslim Health Service.
Who can access the service?
If you are 55 or over, lonely or isolated and live in Baildon (BD17) or Central Bradford (BD1, BD2, BD3, BD5, BD7, BD8, BD9), you could be visited or phoned weekly by one of our volunteers. You will spend quality time together, and the volunteer will offer one-to-one support and encourage you access local activities to build new friendships.
For more information, e-mail [email protected] or call 07734 407210.
How can I ask for a Community Companion?
You can refer yourself by completing the referral form or ask someone else to do it for you. Referrals can also be made by your GP Surgery, District nurses, Community Matrons, Community Day Centres, Housing Officers, friends or family.