Cowal Elderly Befrienders
Cowal Elderly Befrienders SCIO works with a referred client group of over 65s living at home or in sheltered housing, and identified as experiencing some degree of loneliness and isolation. They previously launch a pilot project on the Isle of Bute, Bute Elderly Befrienders which received a high level of demand. Bank of Scotland Foundation’s Grant of £12,703 allowed the project to expand from three to four days on the island, increasing its reach from 35 elderly people per week (60% of which are over 80 years old) to almost 50.
We are delighted to be able to share a link to their video which highlights the type of work they do to support the people in their community.