Although we would love to be able to visit all our members regularly, the level of demand on our Community Advice Officers makes this impossible.
Our Telephone Befriending Service allows trained volunteers to make regular calls for as long as they are welcomed to complement our existing Home Visiting Scheme.
Our Telephone Befrienders regularly contact blind or partially sighted people on a weekly or fortnightly basis and establish a rapport with them.
This service offers a welcome point of contact which service users enjoy and can look forward to and is particularly important for those people who are quite isolated or lonely.
Befrienders need a friendly and caring disposition and to be trustworthy and reliable. Appropriate training is provided. If you would like to volunteer as a Telephone Befriender, please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call us 01482 3472297.