A Phone Call From A Friend..........30/09/2013
Phoning Friends is a Friends of the Elderly telephone befriending service for people over 60 who live alone and have little or no contact from family or friends.
They recruit volunteers to make regular phone calls to older people. By developing friendships over the phone the aim is to reduce clients’ feelings of loneliness and isolation and improve their quality of life and well being.
All of their volunteers are carefully recruited and undergo thorough checks and references.
Each older person is matched to a volunteer based on compatibility and similar interests. Just like a true friend, their volunteer will call at least once a fortnight and take time to listen and share life’s ups and downs.
They find that as the friendships develop between volunteers and clients, the older person’s confidence often returns.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, would like to know more about the service or know someone who would benefit from Phoning Friends please contact them on:
T: 020 7881 1148
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