We want all our residents to feel connected and supported, but know many can feel lonely, socially isolated and missing the joy of regular conversation. We have therefore launched a new service for our residents that harnesses the positive power of a friendly chat to help stamp out loneliness.
Launched by Clarion Futures, Lend an Ear is our free befriending service for any resident, regardless of age, who would appreciate a weekly or fortnightly chat from the comfort of their home. This could be either on the phone or through a video call.
How does the befriending service work?
We will match you up with a friendly, fully trained volunteer for a weekly or fortnightly chat. What you talk about is entirely up to you – we are here to listen.
Ready to get chatting?
Simply get in touch by completing our online form.
How do I refer someone for the service?
If you know someone who would benefit from the service, for example a neighbour, family member or friend, complete our referral form.
Could you be a Lend an Ear befriender?
If you would like to become a volunteer befriender or can spare some time on one of our other opportunities, we have many ways you can make a difference. Take a look at what we offer.