Befriending serviceCall a day to keep doctor away

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.

Saturday, 23rd April 2016, 7:00 am
Befriending service is being offered to people in Eastbourne and the surrounding rural areas SUS-160420-114815001

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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