Visits at home or help to get involved in activities and social networks
Across the City there are volunteers who are trained and thoroughly vetted who can visit you to chat, go for a walk, visit a cafe or to help you find activities you would like to get involved in. They can help you work out how to get there or could attend with you to get you started. Volunteers are matched to interests and preferences.
Our groups and visiting befriending services are currently closed due to coronavirus, however our team are very much still here to help and are providing telephone befriending alongside helping people to get shopping and cooked meals, prescriptions and information on other support available.
‘Having someone call me each day is making this all bearable. I was so worried that I wouldn’t speak to anyone from one day to the next. We have got to know each other a bit and always find something to laugh about – and you know what they say about laughter…’
– Magda, Age 83