Muckhart Village from Seamab

Free telephone befriending service

Re-engage, the older people’s charity, has launched a new UK-wide telephone befriending service, Call Companions.  You may know someone who could benefit from a regular chat.

This is a free service for any older person who may be socially isolated and lonely and would enjoy a regular friendly chat over the phone. Re-engage currently has volunteer call companions ready to be matched with potential referrals.

Re-engage (formerly Contact the Elderly) has been providing social contact for this age group for over 50 years. It has set up Call Companions in response to the current COVID-19 crisis, as along with other services and organisations, it was forced to suspend its regular social gatherings. It is planning to run both services after the crisis is over.

If you would like to refer anyone to Call Companions, you are welcome to refer online (with their permission, of course) or simply pass on the freephone number: 0800 716543. It has staff who can go through the application form with them over the phone.

The attached a leaflet has more details or, if you have any further questions, you can get in touch on the number below:

CC LEaflet

Jennifer Kaney

Development Officer  Monday – Thursday
Telephone: 01786 235034



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