Presentation from HomeLink
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.