Sligo Social Services carefully prepare, pack and deliver meals to over
100 Sligo homes every day.
The Meals on Wheels service caters for people who choose to live independently in their own homes with some support. People who find it hard to provide a hot meal for themselves every day, often the elderly, the housebound, disabled people and those recovering from accident, illness, grief or trauma.
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 from Strandhill, Calry to Tullaghan. This is done every day of the year including Christmas and New Year's day.
For many 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 90 volunteers are involved in this service.
Referrals to the Meals on Wheels service often come from individuals themselves or from family members and health professionals including Public Health Nurses. Contact us at 071 91 45682 to get more information
or to access the 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.
REGISTERED CHARITY NO. 20024390