Care and Repair Home Visit Service for Athlone

Care and Repair Home Visit Service for Athlone   

Westmeath Community Development Care and Repair Service, working in conjunction with CAIRDEAS, is piloting a  Home Visit Service in Athlone.

Why is this needed? We are all aware of the isolation that some older people suffer from, and that as people get older their network of friends and activities may diminish and that the opportunities to meet with other people reduces, and this can lead to loneliness and isolation.

What is it? Under this service an older person can avail of a regular weekly home visit from our volunteers. Each person will be assigned 2/3 volunteers who will call weekly and spend time with the older person.  

The service is available for people over 60.

The service is free of charge.

A home visit will be approximately one hour per week.

Two/three volunteers will be assigned for each home visit.

This service will not carry out any medical or household tasks.

All Volunteers will be Garda Vetted and have ID cards.

All Volunteers will be covered under the Care and Repair public liability insurance.

CAIRDEAS is  a group of agencies in the Athlone area working with older people, including, Meals on Wheels, Helplink South, Westmeath County Council, An Garda Siochana, Athlone Community Services Council, Athlone Chamber of Commerce, Irish Wheelchair Association, Athlone Rotary Club and WCD.

If you would like to avail of the Care and Repair Service, please contact Anne Campbell or Marian Gallagher in Care and Repair: on 044-9348571 Mobile 087-6524528, or email

If you would like to volunteer with Care and Repair, contact Ian or Michelle in Westmeath Volunteer Centre, , or  or call 044-9348571.