Sometimes just a brew and a chat would just do and the Staying Well Hub team have found a way to bring this simple yet vital service back.
Although face to face may not be an option at the present, the new telephone befriending service offers a more personal contact to people struggling with isolation.
Isolation has never been such a concern and risk as it currently is but a chat with a Volunteer Befriender can make all the difference to someone who is lonely.
Right now we are working with volunteers to provide a Staying Well Telephone Befriending Service for adults in Calderdale who want someone to talk to regularly or just want to to hear a friendly voice. And we have volunteers from across Calderdale who can speak a variety of different languages!
This service aims to match clients with volunteers who have similar interests and common ground, aiming to offer a listening ear to those who feel isolated.
If this sounds like what you’re after, ring 01422 392767 to make a referral or visit the Staying Well website to fill out the referral form.
Individuals can refer themselves. In order to refer someone you will need their consent.
All volunteers must go through the safeguarding process run by Calderdale council and the entire process is closely monitored to ensure everyone’s safety.
For more information visit the Staying Well Telephone Befriending service page