LinkAges tackles elderly isolation by connecting you to opportunities with local older people in the community.
Weekdays during term-time
Local Care Homes around Winchester
Bringing people together every day of the week
LinkAges takes the loneliness out of old age by connecting students with opportunities to engage with their local community and make a positive difference to an older person's week. We believe that by promoting intergenerational activities, volunteers have the power to tackle social isolation.
Previous experience working with older people is not necessary, but a sense of humour will get you far!
What do we do?
LinkAges run in partnership with care homes in the local Winchester area. During term time, student volunteers help out at scheduled social events such as tea parties, exercises and singing classes. Volunteers also take part in a befriending arrangement, which involves short visits to their elderly neighbours each week. We aim for all activities to be flexible for students and consistent enough to enable meaningful relationships with the residents .
For this term here is a quick glimpse at our projects:
St Cross Grange Care Home - befriending and social activities (5 minutes from Stanmore!)
Hyde Gate and Godson House sheltered housing scheme - befriending and social activities (Both centred in town)
Volunteering for Winchester Hub is social and you'll have the chance to meet many like-minded people, but why not ask a friend to sign up with you too?
Volunteering with LinkAges is flexible around you!
Winchester Hub is committed to making our activities inclusive to all students. We can make reasonable adjustments to application processes, selection workshops, training sessions, volunteering projects and other activities on a case-by-case basis.
We also provide ongoing support for the students we work with, so if you have particular accessibility needs, including special educational needs, please do get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know how we can make the activity more accessible.
All travel expenses are reimbursed so it won't cost you to volunteer with LinkAges.