Befriending Service - Telephone
8 in 10 carers have felt lonely or socially isolated and 57% have lost touch with friends and family as a result of their caring responsibilities (Alone and caring, Carers UK 2015). This scheme will offer a personalised telephone befriending service to family Carers, targeting those who find it most difficult to leave the home and maintain social networks. Using specialists in Carer support, who understand the strain that caring can place on relationships, the service will help carers to build strategies to address their isolation and broaden their social networks.
Brickhouse Farm Community Centre, Poulton Close, Maldon, CM9 6NG
0300 7 708090