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Welcome to

MELKSHAM & DISTRICT LINK

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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

LINK SCHEME

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.

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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.

 

melkshamlink@gmail.com

or phone: 07979 129052

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Doctor's Appointments

Hospital Appointments

Optician & Dental Visits