Older People’s Projects
Cara Home Visits
Cara Visitation is a voluntary service offering older & vulnerable people in Westport town and surrounding areas a friendly weekly visit. Our visits aim to support those who are living alone, and may be experiencing loneliness or isolation, and who would benefit from a friendly chat and some company. Visits are carried out by registered and Garda vetted volunteers, who are committed to the service and the privacy and confidentiality of the person receiving the visit.
Befriending Telephone Service
Befriending is a volunteer delivered weekly telephone call service for older or vulnerable people in Westport town and surrounding areas. Calls are made to people who are living alone and may be experiencing loneliness or isolation, and who would benefit from a friendly weekly phone call. The service operates for two hours every Thursday morning from Westport Family and Community Resource Centre.
One-to-one IT classes for over 55s
We provide one-to-one I.T Classes for people OVER 55 in the Westport area. You can avail of 4-6 one hour sessions FREE of charge. Volunteer tutors are matched with you based on your training needs & interests. Classes are customised to suit your needs and interests. Laptop or tablet can be provided but we recommend you use your own equipment for practice and familiarity.
If you would like to avail of any of these services please contact Project Worker, Joanne Keegan on 089 7091718 / firstname.lastname@example.org .
Please note Joanne works part-time, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.