Coronavirus Response – Telephone Befriending Volunteers Needed
Who needs help?
Due to the Coronavirus outbreak Engage Befriending have paused their regular befriending visits and have switched to a telephone service for their existing clients. They have also extended their service to provide telephone befriending to those needing to isolate as a result of the outbreak.
How will I help?
Making a twice-weekly phone call to an individual in the Reading area who may be struggling with isolation, to provide companionship and a listening ear, making a brief note of the conversation.
What support will there be?
You will be able to access online prior to being matched with a client. Engage have staff on duty to provide support 12 to 4pm Mon to Friday- should a challenging situation arise. There is also an emergency contact person available outside of these hours.