Volunteer for Connect

Monday November 19th 2018

Volunteer Midlothian Connect, Danielle Rowley

From left to right: Maxine, Volunteer; Louise, Client; Danielle Rowley MP; Naomi, Volunteer Midlothian

Danielle Rowley MP is encouraging local people to give their time as part of Volunteer Midlothian’s Connect project to help tackle social isolation.

Through the Connect project volunteers provide company, practical support and help to connect clients to their wider community.

Danielle met with Louise who has an undiagnosed illness that affects her motor skills, making getting out of the house very difficult. Volunteer Maxine visits Louise each week, helping her to attend a digital skills community group.

Louise said: “Maxine’s visits make a world of difference to me – I look forward to seeing her each week. Going to the digital skills group with her has meant I’ve gotten to know other people from my area too.”

Danielle Rowley MP said: “The Connect project is bringing people like Louise and Maxine together, helping to tackle social isolation and create new friendships. It was wonderful to see what a positive impact the project is having.

“Do you have time to make a visit for a couple of hours, once a week or fortnight over a six-month period? If so, please contact Volunteer Midlothian.”

For further information contact Naomi on 0131 660 1216 or email naomi@volunteermidlothian.org.uk.

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