The FVL (part of a Wiltshire wide independent scheme of 44 similar organisations) provides assistance to people across the four villages.
Did you know that over 900 people are helped every week by the various Link Volunteer Schemes in Wiltshire? The service aims to support those who need a little help to maintain their independence and quality of life and these local voluntary groups offer support to local people who are unable to get assistance in other way.
The Four Villages Link (TFVL), is your local community support group, which can provide you with assistance should you require it. Whilst we support and complement local health and social services we are able to operate at a far more personal level and all our volunteers are DBS checked and carry identity badges.
Who can use the Service?
Anyone who requires assistance regardless of age or circumstances
What Help Do We Offer?
Organising transport to and from appointments including hospitals in Bath & Salisbury as well as local medical centres
Carrying out small simple jobs around the house that do not require the services of a specialist tradesman
Occasional dog walking or gardening
Resolving basic computer issues
We also have two wheelchairs that can be loaned for a period of time
What Does It Cost?
There is no charge for our services but we are always grateful for donations from those we help in order meet our annual running costs.
How Do You Get Help?
Just call us on 07852-256939 between 9am – 6pm Monday to Friday and one of our duty coordinators will log your request and find a volunteer to help you (all calls are charged at mobile rates). As responding to requests can be demanding it helps us to receive plenty of notice when being asked to organise assistance, ideally not less than 48 hours in advance. Please note that any messages left on the telephone over the weekend or on a public holiday will be actioned and/or responded to on the next working day.
How Can You Help Us?
We are always keen to hear from local people who are willing to become LINK volunteers. There is a range of ways in which you could become involved – as a volunteer driver, helping with befriending or serving on the committee. Being a LINK volunteer can give you a new interest and make good use of your skills and experience and you can choose to offer as much or as little time as you wish.
If you are interested in knowing more about volunteering for the LINK please call 07852-256939