Sharing is Caring
Damasq, an organisation which primarily works to support Syrian refugees, is picking up on a need identified in the Richmond Hill and Gipton areas: help getting to the local shops.
It's an activity many of us might take for granted, but being able to continue doing your shopping for yourself is a hugely important element of maintaining identity and independence. If you have lost confidence to walk or use public transport then being able to do your daily shopping as well as get gifts or supplies for special occasions becomes difficult.
Damasq identifies local volunteers who can help older people to get to the local shops, either on foot, by car, or on the bus.