Update - June 2016

URGENT – VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED

Link6 & RWB provides essential transport and support to people in need in the villages  of Bradenstoke, Broad Town, Bushton, Clyffe Pypard, Lyneham, Tockenham & the town of Royal Wootton Bassett.

We have been going for over 6 years, and have had the support of many local volunteers, but we are now reaching crisis point.

 

WITHOUT NEW TELEPHONE COORDINATORS WE MAY NOT BE ABLE TO CONTINUE.

 

Can you help?

We need a volunteer who is available approximately one week in four.

You will need to take calls from our clients and then find one of our volunteers who is able to take the job.
Our switchboard is open 10-4 Monday to Friday, but you are not expected to sit by the phone all day.

It is ideal for somebody who is at home a lot, but can still use a phone and a computer.

 

Please think hard about this, we need somebody in place mid July, full training given.

 

More details about LINK6&RWB Good Neighbour service can be found on our website: -

http://link6andrwb.btck.co.uk/

 

Please call 07879 394666

Or contact Allison Bucknell on allison.bucknell@btinternet.com

Update November 2014

Looking for something different to give somebody this Christmas?

How about the gift that keeps on giving?

Our LINK6 volunteers are looking for some new people to join us.

We provide a much valued Good Neighbour service to people in our community who need that extra little bit of help with their daily lives.

We take people for medical appointments, social events, hairdressers, shopping.

We may be able to tackle the odd job like a bit of sewing or putting up some curtains.

Or just sitting with somebody for an hour or reading to them.

Can you spare a few hours a month? There is no regular commitment.

To find out more, check out our website http://link6andrwb.btck.co.uk/ or ring 07879 394666

Link 6 - Good Neighbour Scheme

 

WHAT IS LINK 6?
Link 6 is a GOOD NEIGHBOUR SCHEME for people who need a little help from time to time. The sort of things we can do include driving to and from hospital appointments, hairdresser, or shopping. We can also take you for a walk, come and have a chat or read to you, maybe change a light bulb or sew a hem. There is no predefined list; if you have a need, we will see what we can do to help.
We also run SOCIAL EVENTS every couple of months. These include such things as a garden party, film shows, Christmas Party, trips to garden centres.
Our aim is to complement other services already in existence, such as Connect and Social services, your family and friends.
WHO CAN USE LINK 6?
Anybody who has a need can request our service - there is no age limit; we will however undertake a basic assessment of need. Sometimes the need is temporary , e.g. if you have broken your arm and cannot drive, we may be able to help for a few days until you get a more permanent arrangement in place. We are all CRB checked so we can work with old and young alike.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Link 6 receives core funding to enable the service to exist, but that is not enough to pay for everything. We invite people who use the service to make a voluntary donation via a brown envelope. You pay what you can afford, or what you think the service is worth.
HOW DO I USE LINK 6?
You call our phone line 01249 892558 between the hours of 10.00 am and 4.00 pm. You may get the answerphone as we do not permanently man the phone. We would ask for 48 hours’ notice at least, as we need to try to match a volunteer to your request. We cannot guarantee that we will always be able to assist, but we will do our level best.
I WOULD LIKE TO HELP – WHAT DO I DO NEXT?
We are looking for committee members (not a very arduous task) and also volunteers. Volunteers can specify how much (or little) time they have available to help and will have to undergo a CRB check. You don’t have to be a car driver to be a volunteer, but if you do have a car and a clean driving licence, we would love to hear from you. Potential volunteers should contact Allison Bucknell on 01793 854421.
Update - 15Nov2013 - Thinking of a New Year’s Resolution for 2014?

LINK6 & RWB Good Neighbour Scheme has a great suggestion for you.

Why not consider giving a few hours a month to help local people in need?

We are short of volunteers with cars, and would also welcome somebody to join us as a Co-ordinator.

Please contact Allison Bucknell 01793 854421 or allison.bucknell@btinternet.com

Update - Feb 2013

LINK 6 and RWB Good Neighbour Scheme offers ad hoc help and support to people in need, either temporary or longer time, who live in and around Royal Wootton Bassett.

We offer our volunteers a unique opportunity to give their time on their own terms, so if you only want to offer an hour or two now and again, we would still love to hear from you.

Our clients ask us to do all sorts of things, from changing a light bulb, going with them to the hospital, going for a walk, a trip to the hairdressers, collecting a prescription, taking a pet to the vet.

We never know what is going to come up next, but what we do know is that everything we do is valued greatly by those we help.

We do not charge a fee, but invite donations. Volunteers will be paid out of pocket expenses.

To help us to grow this service, we need more volunteers, both to work with our clients, and particularly we need some people who are based from home to act as co-ordinators, taking calls from clients and finding one of our volunteers who can help out.

If you would like to volunteer, or think you might be eligible to use our service, please look on the web http://link6andrwb.btck.co.uk/ or phone 07879 394666.

We look forward to hearing from you.

 

EXTEND is a keep fit class for those  over 60 or less able. We meet in Lyneham Village Hall 10-11 on a Friday morning and St Bart’s Church Hall, Rope Yard, RWB 2-3 on a Friday afternoon. We do gentle exercise to music and have a good laugh as well, but we could do with a few more members in the class. Sessions are only £2.50. To find out more, please contact Allison Bucknell on 01793 854421.

Update - Feb 2012
LINK6 & RWB Good Neighbour Scheme update.

In January, the LINK6 Good Neighbour scheme voted to incorporate Royal Wootton Bassett into the areas they cover. We are now LINK6 & RWB and would welcome more volunteers...

Please note that we have a new number for enquiries: 07879 394666

We also now have a website http://link6andrwb.btck.co.uk

Our AGM will be held on March 21st at 3pm in THE CROFT, ROPE YARD, ROYAL WOOTTON BASSETT. All welcome (tea and cakes provided)

For further information, please ring 07879 394666 or e-mail link6.wilts@gmail.com

Update - Nov 2011

 

Link 6 Good Neighbour Scheme SGM
A Special General Meeting of the Link 6 Scheme will be held on January 9th at 14.00 in Tockenham Village Hall.
The purpose of this meeting is to agree changes to the constitution to extend the areas covered by Link 6 to incorporate Royal Wootton Bassett.
This meeting is open to any interested party.
For details / apologies, please contact the Link 6 Secretary, Kate, on 01793 855170
Update - Oct 2011

Have you ever found yourself stuck because you need a little help and have nobody to ask?

 
A trip to the hairdresser or shopping seems all to difficult to do on your own?
 
You would love to have a chat or a walk with somebody and you feel you have asked to much of your neighbours?
 
A trip to the hospital would be just that little bit nicer if somebody could stay with you rather than simply dropping you off?
 
Well, you could always try LINK 6.
 
We are here to offer a Good Neighbour scheme for just those situations. Our volunteers give their time free, but we do invite a donation to help cover our running costs.
 
To find out more, please call our phone line 01249 892558 between the hours of 10.00 am and 4.00 pm
 
Update - Feb 2011
CO-ORDINATOR WANTED!
Link 6 Good Neighbour Scheme is looking for additional co-ordinators to help with the phones. This position is ideal for somebody who is at home but who can handle calls and do a small amount of simple computer work (training given). You would need to be available for approximately one week per month 10-4. If you think you might be able to help out with this invaluable service to the community, please ring 01249 892558 or check out the website http://www.tockenham.org.uk/link6.html
AGM
The AGM will be held on TUESDAY 29th MARCH at 18.30 in BROAD TOWN VILLAGE HALL.
ALL WELCOME
SOCIAL / FUND RAISING
Tuesday March 22nd 2.00 – 4.00pm in Bradenstoke Village Hall.
BEETLE DRIVE.
Ticket price £2.50 to include refreshments.
Limited places available, please phone 01249 892558 to book your place
WEDNESDAY 30th March
WOOTTON BASSETT CHARITY STALL will be in aid of Link 6. Any items for sale would be welcome. Please let us know on 01249 892558.
Provisional date – FRIDAY 3rd June
LINK 6 GARDEN PARTY for our clients, current and future. More details to follow.
Update - Dec 2010

LINK 6 GOOD NEIGHBOUR SCHEME- 01249 892558
Covering the villages of Bradenstoke, Broad Town, Bushton, Clyffe Pypard, Lyneham, Tockenham

DID YOU KNOW that we can fetch shopping in for you? Unlike other home delivery services, we don’t charge a delivery fee (although a small donation would be nice, if you can afford it!).

DID YOU KNOW that we have a social side ? On the afternoon of January 14th 2011, we will be celebrating our second Birthday with a party at Tockenham Village Hall. We will be entertained by a professional magician and enjoy light refereshments. If you have not received an invitation, and think you would like to come along, please let us know by calling the number above.
 

Link 6

Co-ordinator Wanted

LINK 6 Good Neighbour Scheme - 07879 394666 

Are you stuck at home and looking for something to do?

We are looking for somebody to join our Good Neighbour Scheme as a volunteer co-ordinator.
The job involves being on a telephone answering rota maybe one week a month, taking calls from clients and finding volunteers to help out.
You need to have a good telephone manner, be reliable and get back to clients in a timely manner.
There is a small amount of computer work involved if you are able to do it, and full training will be given.

We are a good team that aims to provide a service to the community and we hope to hear that you want to join us! Please ring Allison on 01793 854421 if you are interested.
 

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