Could you help tenants with their social life?

Volunteers are the life blood of care organisation like Bield.
Volunteers are the life blood of care organisation like Bield.

A retirement complex in Fauldhouse is looking for help in expanding it’s social activities programme.

Blackfaulds Court, Bield’s retirement housing development, is looking for volunteer social activity assistants and befrienders to help expand activities offered to tenants.

In the past, social activities within developments have proven to be a huge success, with tenants enjoying the opportunity to interact and socialise with others in their own community.

Blackfaulds Court is looking for befrienders who can offer one-to-one companionship for tenants, as well as introducing them to other social activities within their community or development.

It is also looking for social activity assistants to help run various social events, including helping out with bingo nights, games afternoons and with the development’s gardening club.

Cheryl Baillie, manager at Blackfaulds Court, believes that these initiatives really benefit the lives of tenants by helping to get them out and build new friendships.

She said: “These programs offer a valuable opportunity to help an older person remain active and socialise within their community.

“Befrienders provide companionship and encourage socialising between tenants, while our social activity assistants help out with fun activities.

“We are hoping we can encourage green-fingered volunteers to help with our gardening club, doing activities such as weeding and planting.

“We are always looking for ways to enrich the lives of our tenants and the positive feedback we have already received regarding befrienders and social activity assistants proves that they are incredibly beneficial.”