About Linking People
Welcome to Linking People CIC. We are a family owned Social Enterprise providing a range of services to older people living in the Forth Valley area of Central Scotland. Our services include befriending, transportation, shopping, assistance with household tasks, social activities and events. Our aim is to enable older people to remain active valued and independent.
We also offer various opportunities for volunteers to assist in delivering our services and to make a real difference to the lives of our clients. By joining our friendly team as a volunteer, you can help us to help older people living in the community.
We can deliver your shopping, or if you prefer, arrange to take you shopping and assist if required.
We can provide transportation to your appointments, events or as part of our befriending service.
We can help with household tasks such as cleaning and ironing.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Our frequently asked questions section provides answers to our most commonly asked questions. If something isn’t covered here, please drop us line at firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you part of the PVG scheme?
I work for the NHS, how do I refer a client to you?
What is a CIC (Community Interest Company)?
As with standard limited companies, CICs can be limited by shares, or guarantee. By law, CICs have an asset lock to ensure that any company profits are only used for the purposes that were originally intended, and not for private gain.
To ensure that CICs are run for the benefit of the community, the proceeds of any asset sales must be returned for the benefit of the company, or another CIC (or registered charity).
Each year, the directors must submit an annual community interest report to Companies House alongside its accounts, detailing dividends paid, directors’ remuneration and how the company has been working in the interests of the community over the previous 12 months.
CICs are regulated by The Office of the Regulator of Community Interest Companies, and are subject to standard Company Law.