Melksham & District Link

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Our community is at the heart of what we do

What is Link?

Link is a charitable organisation run by volunteers and is part of a countywide Good Neighbours scheme that helps local residents get to medical appointments when they have no other way of getting there. We operate in Melksham and the surrounding areas to help those who need it the most.

Areas we cover

Can Link help you?

If you have a medical appointment, one of our Link volunteer drivers will come and pick you up from home at an appropriate time to get you to your appointment; we will then wait and return you back home.

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Which areas do we cover?

Melksham Link covers Melksham and the local surrounding areas. These include:

 

  • Shaw
  • Whitley
  • Beanacre
  • Forest
  • Bowerhill
  • Atworth
  • Broughton Gifford
  • Lacock
  • Semington

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Can’t see your area on the list?

If you can’t see your area on the list above then check our nearby link schemes section below where we provide contact details and information about other link schemes that may cover where you live.

We have provided their phone numbers and websites where you can find more information about them. However, if you are unsure who to call then please do not hesitate to contact us and we will do all we can to help you.
Nearby schemes

Nearby Link Schemes

Corsham Link

A telephone icon  07784 887105

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Trowbridge Link

A telephone icon  07969 347042

Website

Calne Link

A telephone icon  07715 587604

Website

Westbury Link

A telephone icon 01373 859669

Website

Chippenham Link

A telephone icon  07769 110761

Website

Devizes Link

A telephone icon  01380 721775

Website

Seend Link

A telephone icon 07532 055560

Website

How can you help Melksham Link?

Melksham Link Volunteers perform a number of different roles, including driving, coordinating and administration.

If any of these roles interest you please contact us to find out more and to see if we are currently recruiting more volunteers.

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Free Time

Do you have some free time to help Melksham link?

Training & Support

All volunteers receive training and support appropriate to their role.

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Transportation

Volunteer drivers ideally need a 4 or 5 door car.

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Commitment.

Drivers can choose which days/times they wish to drive. Coordinators need to commit to a minimum of 2 consecutive days every 5 or 6 weeks.

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Fuel Reimbursed

You will be reimbursed 45p per mile towards fuel for using your own vehicle.

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Rewarding

The role is vital and rewarding. You will be making a difference in the community.

Many clients will ask how much should I give? As a charity, we do not charge for our services but do rely on client donations to cover our running costs, which consist mainly of petrol money for our drivers of 45p per mile. The driver can give clients an idea of the mileage for their trip but the actual donation is at the client’s discretion.

If you are in receipt of certain benefits, you may be able to claim some or all of your travel costs from the hospital you are attending. Called the “Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme” information is available on the NHS website.

Get in touch

If you need to get in touch with us please call us on the number below or fill out our contact form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

a phone icon  07979 129052