Link Visiting Scheme

Link Visiting Scheme

Charity information

Link Visiting Scheme

We are a befriending service primarily for older people in Wokingham Borough. We provide volunteers to visit local residents in need of company. We also provide a program of rich social opportunities.

Founded 1998

  • Mission statement

    The Link Visiting Scheme has been established in order to combat social isolation amongst older people in the Wokingham Borough.

  • Aims

    Link Visiting Scheme aims to:

    • We provide social opportunities that encourage people to get out and mix with their peers - at pub lunches, at coffee mornings, and at seasonal parties.
    • We do this by providing each person with a volunteer who will visit them in their home - to chat, to go out for coffee, and so become a supportive, listening friend.
    • Combat social isolation and to promote the welfare of primarily elderly persons who are isolated from society.
    • We provide basic one to one tuition in the use of computers, believing that this provides a valuable means of communication and a window on the world.
  • Overview

    Established: December 1998

    Registered Charity Number: 1139248

    Board members: 5

    Part time staff: 3

    Volunteers: 140

    Phone number: 0118 979 8019

    Address: Kings House, 6 Shute End, Wokingham RG40 1BJ

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