MELKSHAM & DISTRICT LINK
WHAT WE DO
Link helps local residents get to medical appointments
when they have no other way of getting there.
If you think this is you, just call us on 07979 129052, giving as
much notice as possible. Our phone is usually manned from
9am to 5pm Monday to Friday, excluding Bank Holidays.
If the phone is busy or outside these hours,
please leave a message and we will call you back.
Link is a charitable organisation run by volunteers
and is part of a countywide Good Neighbours scheme.
Link does not charge for its services
but does rely on client donations
to meet day to day running expenses.
MELKSHAM & DISTRICT
If you have a medical appointment and live in Melksham or its surrounding villages of Shaw, Whitley, Beanacre, Atworth, Broughton Gifford, Lacock or Semington;
don’t have a relative, friend or neighbour to take you
and are unable to use public transport then Melksham Link may be able to help you.
Link can help you with transport to Hospitals, Doctors,
Dentists, Opticians and other medical appointments,
such as leg clinics.
We take you from your home to your appointment,
wait for you and then take you home again.
DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES
TO BE A GOOD NEIGHBOUR?
Melksham and District LINK need volunteer
COORDINATORS and DRIVERS.
Coordinators work from home, are provided with full
training, and as much on going support as needed. The role
involves taking calls from the public, liaising with our drivers
and answering queries. They use the Link iPhone and laptop
for their period of duty. The role requires at least
two consecutive days every month or so.
Drivers use their own cars, ideally 4 or 5 doors, pick up
clients, take them to their appointments, wait and
return them home.
No regular commitment is required. The role is very flexible,
and it is up to the individual how little or how much they do.
45p per mile is paid towards petrol etc.
Both roles are vital and rewarding. If you’re interested in joining a friendly, enthusiastic group of volunteers and would like to help others
please get in contact for a chat and more information.
or phone: 07979 129052