A daily check for isolated or vulnerable people.
Mobile Warden Schemes are organised by village groups to provide daily contact for people who want to live independently in their own homes.
A voluntary management committee employs a warden to keep in daily touch with members, either by a brief phone call or by a longer visit. Sometimes local volunteers act as befrienders, doing practical tasks, or visiting when members are unwell.
The warden provides regular social contact, emergency help, liaison with statutory bodies if requested, early intervention in an emergency, and peace of mind to relatives.
Employing staff and maintaining funding require community commitment to maintain their members. Guidance can be obtained from Care Network and local Mobile Warden schemes.