What does LINK do?
LINK brings much needed practical support to the local communities of Box, Colerne and Rudloe by offering a transport serviceto those unable to get out and about to appointments, shopping or to meet friends. With a wide diversity of volunteer support, LINK can also carry out helpful basic DIY tasks around the home such as changing light bulbs. LINK volunteers may also help with other non-transport related duties such as changing library books, dog walking or some light gardening.
How does LINK work?
LINK relies on volunteers who are prepared to give their time and use their own cars to provide transport to take clients to appointments, on shopping trips or to meet friends. Box, Colerne & Rudloe residents who need this kind of help or who may need other practical support can simply ring the LINK telephone number where a co-ordinator will take the details of the help needed and then contact a volunteer who can carry out the task. The co-ordinator will then ring back the resident with details of the volunteer who has agreed to help, and the time that he or she will arrive at the resident’s home. When the task has been completed, the client can give a voluntary donation to help towards the costs that the volunteer has incurred.
The telephone is manned from 9am until 5pm from Monday to Friday except for Bank Holidays. A message can always be left on the answering system and the co-ordinator will ring back at the first opportunity.
LINK telephone number: 07970 617617
LINK outing on the Kennet and Avon Canal