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TELEPHONE FRIENDSHIP GROUPS

The Telephone Friendship Groups have been developed out of a desire to support people who may be feeling lonely and isolated, and to engender peer support within communities.  Anyone can get involved and you don’t need internet access to take part. It’s an opportunity to speak to other people on a regular basis and might lead to you making new friends or getting involved in new activities in the future. It is also a great volunteering opportunity,

 

 You’re never alone with a friend on the phone!

How do the calls work?

Groups of up to six people will be brought together in the hour long calls for chats of a general nature, often replacing the face to face groups and clubs that existed before Covid-19. 

 

People can refer themselves, or be referred by an organisation that supports them.  The calls are free for participants (assuming there are no special conditions from their own telephone service provider). 

GOOD NEIGHBOUR SCHEME - coming in May to East Dorset

The Telephone Friendship Groups have been developed out of a desire to support people who may be feeling lonely and isolated, and to engender peer support within communities.  Anyone can get involved and you don’t need internet access to take part. It’s an opportunity to speak to other people on a regular basis and might lead to you making new friends or getting involved in new activities in the future. It is also a great volunteering opportunity,

 

We're here to help!

We are volunteers who can help older people with small one-off tasks they can no longer manage themselves.

What can we help with?
  • Changing a lightbulb

  • Posting a letter

  • Filling in a form 

  • Taking rubbish to the tip

  • A small sewing job 

  • Walking the dog

  • Re-tuning the TV