Meals on Wheels

Sligo Social Services carefully prepare, pack and deliver meals to over 100 Sligo                                                                                homes every day.

The Meals on Wheels service caters for the elderly, the housebound, to disabled people and to those who are unable to provide a hot meal for themselves. Food is prepared by skilled and dedicated staff in our kitchens at Charles Street.  A team of amazing volunteers collect and deliver the meals to houses all around County Sligo. This is done every day of the year, including Christmas and New Year’s Day. 


For many elderly people the volunteer delivering their meal may be their only social contact for that day and as far as possible volunteers try to take the opportunity to spend a little time with them.  Over 150 volunteers are involved in this service.

Referrals to the Meals on Wheels service often come from the Public Health Nurses, however if a request for the service can be made by other health professionals, family members, or individuals themselves.  Contact us at 071 9145682 to get more information or to access the service.

Befriending Service

Sligo Social Services recognises that isolation and loneliness are issues which negatively affect an older person’s quality of life, leading to numerous health issues and impacts physical and mental health.  The Befriending Service was designed for people, aged 65 and over, who are experiencing social isolation, or who wish to increase their social interactions. The service is delivered by a team of trained volunteers who would normally visit a person once a week.  Together, they may also explore your interest and hobbies and assist in identifying options which would increase your circle of friends and acquaintances.

If you feel that the service is relevant and could be helpful to you please contact the Befriending Service                Co-ordinator at our offices in Charles Street, Sligo 071-9145682

Friendly Call Service                                                     

The Friendly Call Service is a free phone call service for people aged 65 and over who feel lonely or isolated in County Sligo.

The aim of the service is to provide friendly conversation and to offer support.  The Friendly Call Service operates 5 days a week; Monday - Friday.  Phone calls can be provided between 1 - 5 days a week.

The service is provided by volunteers who will call you to have a chat about your day and will check that all is well with you.  If you do not answer the phone, the Friendly Caller will phone a member of your family neighbour or friend.

Referrals to the service can be made by health professionals, family members or the individual themselves.  You can contact the Friendly Call Service at 071 91 45682 for more information or to access the service.




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