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Volunteer in Jamaica this Autumn to engage deeply and meaningfully with the local community.
Work for community development, come and spend time with the Elders and their families,
Working to renovate homes that are wooden and need repair, maintain hygiene and Fundraise for home adaptations
Explore the Jamaican way of life and learn more about their customs and culture.
Get to meet other volunteers from around the Globe
lonliness in the Elderly; how to help
There are lots of ways you can do your bit to help lonely or isolated elderly people in your community. The person you are helping wil reap health benefits and you'll find you will too.
Volunteering for our organisation is a key way of helping a lonely or socially isolated older person. But a simply friendly chat or phone call can make all the difference, too.
Who can get support
You can get support from others outside your home if you are a vunerable elderly disabled persons.
- Support to avoid risk or harm
- This includes if you are living alone over the age of 65 years. It also includes if you have underlying health issues.
What getting support means
You can get support from someone outside your home either;
- In any outdoor setting
The support can be everyday activities like;
- Getting around safely in familiar settings
- Communicating with others
- Going shopping
The rule of 2 in the UK
If you are disabled the rule of 2 does not apply, your support can continue indoors and outdoors. However it must be necessary for anyone who is not in your household or support bubble to provide you with assistance.
Helping in times of need.
Lonliness in the Elderly and disabled
Thank you for your invaluable support at this challenging time, in a world facing the terrible 'Corona virus threat, improving hygiene and access to information in the poorest communities is vital Now.
How you can help
Evidence suggests given your time in this way can be just as valuable to you as well as the person you support.
It is likely to boost your self esteem and sense of purpose, and helping others take their minds of things.
Offer practical help
Do you know an older person who lives alone? Rarely leaves the house, maybe suffered a bereavement, in poor health, disabled, has a slight or hearing loss, or does not seem to have family close by?
They may need help with household task, shopping or picking up their medication.
You could offer to accompany them, give them a lift to doctors,
- Meet New people
- Gain new or existing skills
- Get experience
Making a huge difference in your community. There are other ways from having a cup of tea with an elderly neighbour to helping out in your own neighbourhood
Or simply volunteer your time with:
Jamaican Elderly Disabled Charitable Trust
Find out about being a volunteer
Jamaica volunteer program
What should I do if I want to become a volunteer in Jamaica?
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