Care And Share Companionship

Charity registered in Scotland SC048873

Care and Share Companionship provides companionship support to people over the age of 60 who are living in isolation or loneliness. Support is offered by our trained, PVG checked volunteers on a 1-1 basis which may include an introduction to a local group of interest, weekly, fortnightly or monthly. We offer a flexible and personalised approach to address the needs of the person we are supporting, such as shopping, health appointments or visiting family or friends. We also offer telephone support and respite for carers. We aim to provide a service that helps improve health and well being to make people feel valued and part of their community.

Current opportunity

Care and Share Companionship supports older people living in isolation and loneliness within the Kirkcaldy area. Our aim is to provide a service that helps improve health and well-being. Volunteer companions offer visiting at home, going out for a short walk, shopping or out for a cup of tea/coffee. They can accompany their 'friend' to groups of interest to help build their confidence and meet different people. It is all about building a comfortable rapport, enjoying each other's company and much, much more. We offer face to face, telephone and/or shopping support. Training and guidelines are provided.