Pre­sen­ta­tion from HomeLink

Bray People - - NEWS -

PAT Mel­lon of Easi Cabs and HomeLink gave a pre­sen­ta­tion to Bray Mu­nic­i­pal District last Tues­day evening.

He ex­plained that HomeLink pro­vides a call ser­vice, so­cial events and main­te­nance to help older peo­ple to re­main liv­ing in their own homes for longer.

Easi-Ac­cess trans­port was es­tab­lished in 2002. Re­search in 2006 re­vealed the need for a fur­ther ser­vice and HomeLink was launched in 2008. It cov­ers ar­eas all over Wick­low and south Dublin and has 915 mem­bers.

Mem­bers get a phone call at reg­u­lar in­ter­vals, agreed with HomeLink, re­minders of ap­point­ments, jobs done around the house, cof­fee morn­ings and much more. Com­pas­sion­ate and car­ing staff are com­mit­ted to pro­vid­ing the ser­vice and re­peat­edly go out­side of their re­mit to pri­ori­tise the needs and con­cerns of mem­bers.

Pat said that the or­gan­i­sa­tion wants to work in part­ner­ship with other ser­vices and lo­cal gov­ern­ment to en­sure greater con­tact with vul­ner­a­ble older peo­ple and ex­pan­sion of an es­sen­tial com­mu­nity ser­vice.

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