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.
What you will be doing:
- Making an initial introductory call to individuals we have identified as being possibly in need of the service to explain the support available - Providing regular social interaction and support to RAF veterans via telephone - Relaying any concerns to your Volunteer Coordinator - Regularly submitting an activity log summarising your interactions so we can make sure everyone is receiving the help they need.
Please visit the website provided for more details and to enquire.
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