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LINK SCHEMES

Link schemes are community-based, volunteer run charities based predominantly in Wiltshire that aim to improve the quality of life for disadvantaged, elderly or infirm people by providing a structured ‘good neighbour’ service.

Link schemes predominantly provide a support service to enable those without access to transport to access local services and facilities.  The service is provided by volunteers using their own cars and - depending on volunteer availability - can involve taking someone to a medical appointment, taking them shopping or to visit an old friend. Some Link schemes also can provide ‘good neighbour’ care.

For people using Link scheme transport services, a donation is requested from passengers using Link volunteers’ cars to cover the mileage expenses incurred by the volunteers.

Each Link scheme is run by a group of local volunteers managed by a local Link Co-ordinator.  Users wishing to use the scheme simply call their local co-ordinator who will then endeavour to arrange for a volunteer to carry out the task.

For more details about Link schemes in your local area please click here.

 

 

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