Wigan and Leigh Carers Centre
New Buddying Service for Carer’s
Introducing Our Buddying Service
At Wigan and Leigh Carer’s Centre we have a new Buddying Service for carer’s that aims to enhance the carer’s quality of life and improve their health and well-being. This will be achieved by offering support to the cared for person from a Buddy volunteer.
The Buddy will offer company for the cared for to enable the carer to access a health related appointment or training/activities within the Wigan Borough. The Buddying Service already has some buddies set up and it is working really well for the carers, cared for and the volunteers.
Friendships have been made and everyone involved in the service has benefited from the service.
‘’ The Buddy Service has been a successful, worthwhile and rewarding service so far for our carers and volunteers also.’’
Mark and Jill (Buddy Project Workers)