The Good Morning Service is a free telephone befriending and alert service for older people: light-touch support enabling older people to live independently at home.
Every morning, 365 days a year, they calls members, to check on their wellbeing and for a good blether. The service is for vulnerable people aged 60 or over living in the north of Glasgow – the average age is 80 years.
They alert nominated contact persons or the emergency services to potential health problems when a call remains unanswered. By taking an active interest in people, they build trusting relationships, become part of someone’s social network, listen and give emotional support in difficult times, or simply share a laugh.
Also provided are a safety package and bogus caller alert scheme with Police Scotland, and Good Night calls over Winter. A monthly Good Afternoon Get Together brings members together to visit places of interest and a monthly newsletter keeps members up to date with community news, promotes local services and is packed with readers’ recipes and quizzes to keep the brain active.
If you have any questions, or wish to discuss the service, please call Andy Wright (Development Officer) on 0141 336 7766 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Good Morning Service website can be found at goodmorningservice.co.uk.
An STV news story video about the service can be viewed here.