Befriending service launched by Age Concern
A NEW social support service for older people called In Touch has been launched by Age Concern Exmouth.
A NEW social support service for older people called 'In Touch' has been launched by Age Concern Exmouth.
In Touch is Age Concern's telephone 'befriending service', giving people who have difficulty in getting out of their home the opportunity to stay in touch with others.
This is a volunteer led service where people who are housebound for whatever their reason can have a volunteer ring them just simply for a chat.
The service adds to the others Age Concern already provides including information and advice, lunch clubs, home support and activities such as outings and day trips.
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Chief officer Steve dace said: "It's all about having a chat, having someone who they know will be ringing them at an agreed frequency talking about whatever they want to - last night's television, the news, the weather, how they are feeling..."
The service is paid for by Age Concern Exmouth's corporate sponsorship scheme.
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