LinkAges
Tackle elderly isolation by sharing the hobbies you love.
1-2 hours a week
Flexible
What is LinkAges?
LinkAges is an elderly isolation project aiming to help students and elderly people across London form a friendship over tea and activities. Nationwide, around 10% of old people feel lonely often or always; over half of all people aged over 75 live alone; and over half of all elderly people say that television is their main form of company.
Project Details
What: Mind games and Christmas decorations
Where: Nubian Life, Shepherd's Bush
When: Tuesday's 11:45-12:25
What: Family fellowship(bible study) Art class ( with age concern) interactive games
Where: Nubian Life, Shepherd's Bush
When: Tuesday's 13:45-14:50
What: Reading and relax ( With Open Age) Christmas decorations
Where: Nubian Life, Shepherd's Bush
When: Wednesday's 11:45-12:25
What: Gardening Project, Baking for Christmas, Keep Fit
Where: Nubian Life, Shepherd's Bush
When: Wednesday's 13:45-14:50
What: Petit Miracle Woodwork
Where: West 12 Shopping Centre, Shepherds Bush
When: Thursday's 11:45-15:00
What: Christmas decorations
Where: Nubian Life, Shepherd's Bush
When: Thursday's 11:45-14:50
What: Shopping (Market/supermarkets) and interactive games
Where: Nubian Life, Shepherd's Bush
When: Friday's 11:45-12:25
What: Wellbeing by juicing, Homemade Seasoning and interactive games
Where: Nubian Life, Shepherd's Bush
When: Friday's 13:45-14:50
What: Weekly walks (20 min)
Where: AGE UK Merton
When: Once a week day and time flexible
What: Befriender (meet with an older person in their home for one hour a week)
Where: AGE UK Merton
When: Once a week day and time flexible
What is your role?
Volunteering in care homes can play a huge part in making residents feel connected to their community and the outside world and making care homes fun and vibrant places to live and work.
  • Attend weekly or fortnightly volunteering sessions to support elderly residents.
  • All training you need for your role will be provided
  • Your travel expenses will be covered.
What will you gain?
  • Develop your leadership and communication skills
  • Develop your own CV through practical experience
  • Make a real lasting impact in someone else's life
What are the next steps
  1. Fill in this application form telling us why you’d like to be involved.
  2. We'll be in touch to set up an informal chat before you get started and complete our adult safeguarding training.
  3. You'll receive all the training you need to get started and be matched with a role.
  4. Spend the next couple of months making and impact, developing skills and experience, meeting new people and having fun!
By taking part you are also eligible for Kingston Award points for volunteering.
All volunteer travel expenses are reimbursed.
We strongly encourage applications from BME individuals and other under-represented groups.
Kingston 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 anita@kingstonhub.org and let us know how we can make the activity more accessible.
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