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The Good Morning Service

Loneliness and social isolation is a major public health risk. The increasing population of older people and the resultant demands which will be placed on statutory services is well documented both at local and national levels. The Scottish Government's Single Outcome Agreement 2013 guidance identifies older people as a priority group and the need for preventative and anticipatory support to help older people retain their independence for as long as possible in their own homes and communities. This is precisely what the light-touch, high-impact Good Morning Service does.
 
By connecting directly to older people up to every day (twice a day if the person has a Good Night Call) the service directly reduces isolation and exclusion thus improves mental health. Improving mental health is a correlating action in maintaining, improving or slowing the decline of physical health.
 
The Good Morning Service is a dynamic, innovative charity who has set the standard for telephone befriending and alert services. Having developed software, working procedures and good practice guidelines since 2000 the charity have set up 13 new services in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Ireland. They are the industry experts who have lead the way in a new concept in social care.
 
Between 2014-2019, the charity will focus on making their support available to every older person in Scotland.
 
The charity provides telephone befriending and alert calls to older people. Every morning, 365 days a year, Telephone Befrienders call out to members at a pre-arranged time to check that all is well and for a good blether.
 
If your Good Morning Call goes unanswered and the person can't be located, they will alert nominated contact persons or the emergency services to a potential health problem. Help will be sent, 365 days a year.
 
• Additional Good Night Calls in Winter
• Monthly social outings, our Get Togethers
• Pass on warnings of bogus callers from Police Scotland
• Connect people into their local communities
 
The Good Morning Service is available free of charge for those aged 60+ years, living in Glasgow City Council and South Ayrshire Council areas. We want every older person in Scotland to have the opportunity to join our Good Morning community: to be connected, to be safer and to feel valued.
 
The Good Morning Service
G4 Flemington House
110 Flemington Street
Springburn
Glasgow
G21 4BF
 

 


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Company Registration No. 278156. Scottish Charity No. SC 029210