Telephone befriending is a streamlined version of our current befriending service. We are primarily reaching out to people we know are in high risk and offering them a regular telephone contact service. Additionally, we will offer the service to people calling the 0800 friendship line who request regular contact rather than the one off ad hoc chat which that service is designed to provide. Initially, we will ask you to call the beneficiary and introduce yourself and the Association’s telephone befriending service. If they are interested, you will remain their befriender for the duration of the project (keeping in touch with them once a week) and report to us on a regular basis. We will provide a short bespoke online training course and a tailored guide before you start making calls. Not having someone to talk to during these challenging times can be lonely, particularly if the person is used to social activities and spending time with others. A friendly, 30-minute chat that you will offer will make all the difference.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.