CARA means friend in Gaelic and is a service that seeks to locate and engage people who may have lost touch with their community and may lack the means and confidence to get back into the swing of things.
The programme, funded as part of Leeds Time to Shine is a three year project aimed at reaching socially isolated older Irish people and the wider community living in Leeds. By becoming part of the friendship network, participants can get the support they need to get to social and cultural events and to reconnect with old friends and the community.
Are you over the age of 50 and feeling a bit lonely or isolated?
If you are and you would like our CARA Support Workers to contact you, please give us a ring today on 0113 262 5614 and we can chat through how CARA can help reconnect you and support you in getting out and about again.
Or are you a Care Home?
If you would like to talk to us about how our CARA service can help any of your residents over the age of 50 and suffering from loneliness and isolation, please get in touch. By becoming part of the Cara friendship network, participants can get the support they need to get to social and cultural events, to reconnect with old friends from the community and re-engage with what is offered within their own community.
CARA recruits and trains volunteer befrienders to work with friendship network members to ease their way back into social and cultural activities and to extend the hand of friendship. Our aim is to help people overcome mobility issues, counteract social isolation and put older people back where they belong, at the heart of the community, making the most of later life.
Join the many care homes that have already taken advantage of this free service and call us on 0113 262 5614 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org and discuss how CARA can help you residents re-engage into the community.