Befriending Service needs volunteers for new telephone service
A new telephone befriending service has been launched to help combat isolation.
The Voluntary Network's face-to-face service has been suspended at this time, however the new telephone alternative covers all of West Suffolk and could make a difference to older people and volunteers.
A Voluntary Network spokeswoman said: "We are hoping to recruit lots of new volunteers. I'm sure there are lots of people looking to get involved but are otherwise stuck at home – we are hoping this will be the perfect way of maintaining a link with the wider community.
"We are also inviting referrals, just contact us to let us know about any older person who would welcome such calls, perhaps a family member that you can no longer visit."
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