The Zone Initiative Home Buddy Scheme was launched in 2010 and provides a domestic and household service for older, disabled and vulnerable people in the Doon Valley area. The Home Buddy Scheme is an intergenerational project providing a personal and professional service which is individually tailored to assist people to live in their homes and communities for longer without feeling lonely, isolated or afraid.
The service is funded by the Henry Smith Trust and the Reshaping Care for Older People- Change Fund and has 156 older clients.
The full The Zone Initiative Home Buddies, East Ayrshire, Example of Practice (Update) is available here . It is an update of the original Example of Practice published in 2013, which can be accessed here