Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Sligo Friendly Call Service

The Sligo Friendly Call Service is a telephone service for older people who may be isolated, suffering from loneliness and having little if any social contact.   People can voluntarily sign up for the service or they can be recommended by a family member, neighbour, Public Health Nurse or local Garda.  Calls are made by volunteers; people will be contacted once per week increasing to twice per week once the number of volunteers increases.  Basic information is all that is required from clients; they are not required to share any personal information.

This service is a joint initiative between the Rural Isolation / Older Peoples  sub-committee of Sligo County Council Joint Policing Committee and Sligo LEADER Partnership Co., and is being hosted by Belt Torc Ltd., Moylough.

Funding of €5,725 has been secured from Sligo LEADER Partnership Co. Ltd., and has been used to purchase items of equipment towards the development of the service, promotion of the service, support for overall co-ordination and training for volunteers.

The service is being rolled out initially as a pilot project and will be located in the Moylough Arts & Heritage Centre.

If you would like more information or to obtain a form for the Friendly Call Service you can contact Martina, Sligo Leader Partnership Co. on 071 9141138.

Sligo Friendly Call Service