Support group in plea for volunteers

SCARBOROUGH-BASED charity Support for Carers is appealing for volunteer visitors to come forward.

The service, which is based in Londesborough Road, supports people who are caring for someone at home - usually a husband, wife, partner, relation or friend who has some form of disability or frailty.

Manager Clare Walters said: “We are calling for help from the people of Scarborough and Filey before the winter months really set in. Just a couple of hours a week can make all the difference to someone’s health and wellbeing. Imagine spending all day without seeing all talking to anyone outside your home, because for many who are looking after an older frail or disable person this will happen.

“We are asking people to think of others and make a difference to someone’s life by becoming a volunteer visitor, just two hours on a day and time to suit them can make all the difference.

“We are asking for help to alleviate social isolation and depression which often comes with the cold winter weather. There are many who will be unable to leave their own home because of the fear of falling or because they are unable to leave the person they are caring for.”

She added: “Becoming a volunteer visitor is such a rewarding and satisfying job and you live with the knowledge that you are making a difference and you are keeping others safe.”

For more information call (01723) 364808.