BeSupportive is our telephone based befriending service.
Launched early in 2020, BeSupportive aims to help tackle the increased loneliness experienced by the people living with us, and the real difficulties that many faced around accessing services during periods of lockdown.
We have now partnered with the specialist charity Re-engage to increase the number of people we can help during these difficult times through their extensive network of Call Companion volunteers.
Re-engage has been operating for over 50 years and exists to provide social activities for older people at a time in their lives when their social circles are diminishing. In normal times it organised over 900 regular social gatherings across the UK for 8,500 older guests, supported by 14,000 volunteers. However, in response to coronavirus they have had to suspended social gatherings and instead created a new telephone befriending service for older people called Call Companions.
If you could do with a chat with a friendly voice, just call 0800 716 543, email us at [email protected] or speak with your local manager.
Becoming a volunteer
Re-engage are also always on the look-out for volunteers. So if you like to chat just contact Reengage on 0800 716 543 or express your interest via their website here.