Find out how to “phone a friend” in Norfolk
A new telephone befriending service has been launched nationally, and the on-line meeting in November to explore how this can work is now open to anyone in Norfolk.
The scheme, called “Two’s Company” has been launched by Linking Lives UK, which exists to reduce social isolation and loneliness, with a particular focus on older people. They achieve this by working in partnership with churches and Christian organisations to set up befriending projects.
This was originally based around face to face meetings, but in response to the Covid pandemic they have changed their approach to create this new telephone befriending service which provides churches with an opportunity to reach and support those who are particularly at risk during this time.
Two’s Company can be set up quickly, easily, and safely and each project just requires a coordinator, freephone telephone number, and volunteers. Training is provided by video conference call to coordinators, and then cascaded to volunteers on a local level.
The Two's Company Information session for Norfolk is being held in collaboration with Imagine Norfolk Together. Initially this was aimed at churches and Christians in Great Yarmouth, but the meeting is now available for anyone in Norfolk, and is a little later than originally advertised.
The on-line session will be held from 10am to 11.30am on Wednesday November 11, and is an ideal opportunity to find out how you can take part in the scheme.
To sign up for the session, click here.
To find out more, e-mail Anna Heydon at firstname.lastname@example.org
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