The aim of Generations Together is to alleviate the loneliness and isolation elderly people in our community sometimes feel. Two or three volunteers are paired up with one elderly resident to visit their home on a weekly or fortnightly basis, to offer friendly conversation and companionship. On occasions, volunteers might help with small tasks, such as doing some gardening or cleaning. If you are not able to do this on a regular basis, there are other ways to get involved, as every term different social events are organised, such as tea parties or trips to the theatre.
At a time that suits both you and the person you are visiting!
Our home visits are weekly or fortnightly, but if you can’t commit to this we have more flexible opportunities too!
Around Durham City Centre.
Volunteers visit local people by foot or bus, bus costs can be reimbursed by SCA!