Some people living in their own homes can feel isolated or lonely, with family either living away or no longer being around. Some of these people have trouble getting out to join in with social and community events. They can benefit from a friendly face visiting them and spending time for a chat and a cosy cuppa every so often. These visits can have benefits for both parties with everyone learning a little something from each other.

Having someone visit me regularly stops me feeling isolated and lonely.

What is involved?

  • To visit a family or an isolated older person in their home as arranged with the Volunteering Development Worker. 
  • To take on light duties such as shopping, posting letters on behalf of the person being visited (by prior arrangement).
  • To liaise with the Volunteering Development Worker regarding any incidences or concerns about the person visited or their volunteering
  • To attend an induction course for visitors/befrienders
  • To adhere to the Guidelines for Volunteer Visitor

For more information, please contact Nina Parnell on:

t: 01392 824752 option 2, option 2 or e: [email protected]