Social Support Service

Social support/brfriending service for older people in Exeter

What does it do?

Careline telephone contact service

We offer a chat and social support through telephone contact, two or three times a week to people living alone with few social outlets.

People who receive this service really appreciate the relationships that are formed with the volunteers who make the calls. It can be a real life line to people who are isolated and lonely. It can also pick up potential problems before they become crisis; an element of this service that is undoubtedly a huge bonus.

Soundbase hard of hearing group

This is a small social group for older people whose hearing loss prevents them from joining larger groups and participating in ordinary social activities.

 Residential and nursing home visiting

Volunteers can also visit groups of people and individuals in local residential and nursing homes for a chat, and perhaps be the only visitor that someone might have.

Who it is for?

Older people living alone and experiencing isolation are visited by volunteers who offer friendship and social support.

Where it is available?

Local service (Exeter).

How to access or apply for it:

Contact

Penny Unitt

Phone: 01392 202092

Email: p.unitt@ageukexeter.org.uk

Classification(s):

Info last updated:

18/12/2013