Volunteers provide a sitting service for (unpaid) carers or visit older people living alone who are at risk of social isolation.
Through out the year we organise community-based activities for clients and carers.
Our services are delivered by unpaid volunteers who are police-checked and given basic training; their main aim is social interaction - a drink and a chat, or sometimes support to attend community activities. Our volunteers do not get involved in personal care, supervision of medication or lifting and moving support.
In 2018 we will be organising more client and (unpaid) carer events and outings; to enable people who need some support to join in trips out and activities - updates will be advertised on our website at www.caringtogetherwhitbyanddistrict.org or ring the office to find out more from Sue and Julie.
We are also developing monthly community-based social activities aimed at people who need support to get out - using accessible transport and venues which are wheelchair and walking aid friendly. Current events are the 'Community Breakfast' held at Lythe village hall (monthly on a Wednesday morning); at 'Hinderwell' Teas at Hinderwell Methodist church and over winter a 'Goathland Get Together' in partnership with the Church offering coffee and cakes at the Goathland Mallean Spout Hotel.
We always welcome more volunteers throughout the Whitby and District area, for anyone with a hour or more to spare, with volunteer opportunities in town, rural Whitby and the Esk Valley. We.d also be pleased to hear from anyone willing and able to become a volunteer Trustee with roles for a Treasurer, Secretary and generic Trustees.