Westbury and District Link Scheme
Westbury and District Link Scheme

Welcome to the

Westbury & District Link Scheme

 

The Link service is for elderly or disabled people living locally who are unable to use public transport and have no one else to call on.

 

Westbury & District Link Scheme supports clients living in the following areas:

Westbury     Hawkeridge    Heywood   

Dilton Marsh    Chapmanslade    Yarnbrook  

 

Westbury Link offers their services to medical and social facilities between Bath and Salisbury, including Chippenham and Devizes.  

Unfortunately we are unable to take clients to Bristol or Swindon, due to volunteer and time constraints.

“Estimates suggest that 800,000 people in England are chronically lonely. Being lonely is as bad for someone’s health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day and is as big a health risk as obesity.”

(The King’s Fund)

A representative from Linden Homes and Bovis Homes with Link Chairman, Paul Howard, and several of Link drivers, recording their generous donation to Westbury Link

(Sep 23).

From the Chairman -

I'm delighted that we were awarded a Town of Westbury's Civic Award expressing the Council's appreciation of our outstanding service to the community of Westbury (see photo) (Oct 22).

You should all be very proud of your contribution.             

Do you have what it takes to be a good neighbour?

 

We need more volunteers........

to take on regular tasks such as taking people for

doctors’ or hospital appointments, or to help with weekly shopping.

 

If you don’t drive but are able to use a computer,

we also need volunteers to act as telephone coordinators -

people who answer clients’ calls and organise help.

Training and ongoing support is given.

 

All we ask is for some of your time - as little or as much

as you feel you can give.

We pay out-of-pocket expenses and

a mileage allowance to cover driving costs.

 

Please contact Link on 01373 859669 and speak to the coordinator

on duty, to discuss how YOU can be a good neighbour.

 

Volunteering: it’s good for you...and for our community

You may find the documents below useful -

Wiltshire Link Mission statement
Wiltshire Link Mission Statement.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [520.2 KB]
Link Client Transportation Policy
5. Link Client Transportation Policies.p[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [601.9 KB]
Outline for new drivers
Outline for new drivers.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [360.8 KB]
Co-ordinator Outline
Co-ordinator outline.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [371.5 KB]

Westbury Link Scheme -

for help with transport, shopping and other practical assistance -

please phone

 

01373 859669

 

Our phone lines are usually open Monday to Friday 9am-1pm. 

 

 

THE NEXT COFFEE MORNING WILL BE ON THURSDAY

6 JUNE 2024 - 

SEE YOU THERE!!

 

THE MONTHLY COFFEE MORNING IS HELD ON THE FIRST THURSDAY OF THE MONTH IN THE HALL OF

WEST END BAPTIST CHURCH,

WEST END,

WESTBURY

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10:00 - 11:30 am

 

Westbury and District Link Scheme is a registered charity.

Registration no: 1069754

The Annual General Meeting will be held on the first Thursday

of October 2024

10:30-11:00 am

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Here is a copy of the Chairman's report for AGM 2023

22-23 AGM report.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [419.9 KB]

For our volunteers - please check out what is on the "Volunteers" tab!

Last updated 270524

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