Our Work

Making Connections’ work aims to alleviate loneliness and isolation by offering supports that facilitate people to remain healthy and socially connected. Our supports include:

Befriending Visits: Through regular visits, our fully vetted Befriending Volunteers  provide invaluable social engagement from which they also benefit

Phone Support: Regular social calls provided by fully screened volunteers

Community Meal: In partnership with HSE and Airfield Estate we provide ‘Good Food Delivered.’ Our Volunteer Drivers offer more than a delivery service – they also provide a friendly face, a happy wave, and the joy of chats on the doorstep.

Social Events: Links with local activities or events which are live or online

Additional supports include but are not limited to:

  • Linking people with HSE and other services as required
  • Hospital discharge support
  • Digital literacy support
  • Support to exercise
  • Support to access information
  • Winter plan support

Our Covid-19 Response

Making Connections is an active member of the Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council (dlr) Community Response Interagency Forum. Initially established in March 2020 as an emergency response to the COVID-19 restrictions to work in collaboration to identify and respond to the emerging needs of vulnerable people in our community. To learn more about our positive impact read our Annual Report 2020.