Many older people living in Leitrim feel lonely and isolated, their partners may have passed away, younger family members may have emigrated, neighbours may have moved.
Leitrim Development Company, in partnership with the HSE and Leitrim Older Peoples Council are planning to roll out a Volunteer Befriending Scheme across the county.
Befriending is an arrangement where a trained volunteer gives up an hour or two a week to visit someone who has few social outlets. They would like to hear from anybody who would be interested in volunteering to become a Befriender or anyone who would like to avail of this service, contact Anna McTiernan on 071 9648966. This is a volunteering project, there is no budget to pay volunteers.