Reaching Out is a new initiative launched in 2016 which aims to support older people aged 50+ in Rhondda Cynon Taff, Merthyr Tydfil and Bridgend. The programme aims to build supportive communities for older people with help from local volunteers.
The project is aimed at people who are socially isolated, or emotionally lonely, and to support them to maintain a healthy and independent lifestyle.
Living by yourself, feeling socially isolated or lonely can have an adverse effect on someone's health and wellbeing. There are many ways within the Reaching Out programme to help reduce this in your community.
Watch our video below which shows how the Reaching Out Programme has helped Peter:
Read more below for ways you can become a volunteer with ACM:
The Reaching Out project also wants to encourage people to think about what services are available for older people in their communities. If you feel that your area could benefit from an over 50’s social group, or you want to increase awareness about an issue that affects older people in your area, we can support you in doing that. We want to support you to help older people in your community in whichever way possible. We also work with other organisations; so that those using the Reaching Out service understand what other help is available to them.
If you, or someone you know, would like to volunteer as a befriender contact us on 01443 490650 or email@example.com or you can download an English Language volunteer application form, or Welsh Language volunteer application form.
Alternatively, if you, or someone you know, would benefit from this kind of help contact us for a chat.