Local people encouraged to volunteer and support older people

Local people are being encouraged to volunteer and support services for older people.

The Helping Hand service is run by Monaghan Integrated Development, to literally lend a helping hand to older people across the county.

The project is volunteer led and relies on the support of people in the community.

The service’s volunteers carry out odd jobs and small maintenance in the homes of the elderly.

One of the programme’s co-ordinators Francis McCarron says it’s entirely volunteer led at the moment: