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Feeling lonely? It’s good to talk with a Lend an Ear befriender

Clarion

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.

Sign up today

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.

Download and complete our referral form [doc]

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.