Befriending service Call a day to keep doctor away

Befriending service is being offered to people in Eastbourne and the surrounding rural areas SUS-160420-114815001
Befriending service is being offered to people in Eastbourne and the surrounding rural areas SUS-160420-114815001

Residents of Eastbourne can take advantage of a new daily telephone befriending service which aims to keep them socially independent and away from the doctor’s waiting room.

The Charity Age Trust is working alongside Home to Home Calls to create a befriending service that works by carefully matching each user with their own daily phone friend who will provide warm conversation and companionship on a regular basis. It encourages positive healthy friendships to develop with the same person at an agreed time everyday.

The service also provides a link to the outside world for those who experience loneliness and often acts as a gateway for other services and support.

To benefit from the service call 0800 316 8802.

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