Telephone befriending service:
Morning Call and Visiting Service
NEW TELEPHONE BEFRIENDING SERVICE
“A Friendly Chat when YOU need it”
The need for a telephone befriending service has been identified which would be a regular ongoing telephone call with a matched client to a volunteer. This would be a different and separate service to the Daily Morning Call as rather than being a daily call it would be at a regular time agreed between the client and volunteer e.g. once a week, once a fortnight, once a month. The aim of the call would be to build up a friendship and supportive relationship for the client with their volunteer.
Having a telephone befriending service would allow them to have a regular friendly call from their volunteer to help reduce isolation and loneliness.
With Covid 19 we do not know what the future holds for the world so to have an additional Telephone Befriending service in place alongside our Morning Call, Visiting Service and Housebound Library Service will help us offer a wider range of support for older people in our communities which is sustainable and complimentary to what we already do.
We are also looking to recruit volunteers for the service and would love to hear from people who would be interested in becoming a volunteer with us.
If you are interested in becoming a befriender, or wish to receive the telephone befriending service or you know of someone who would benefit from this, please get in touch with us by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or you can write to us at Morning Call, Box 422, 8 Church Street, Inverness, IV1 1EA or call us on 07514494053 or contact Alan Michael, on email email@example.com with any query you may have.
Cabs for Jabs
There is a free service runnning for elderly or infirm patients in the Inverness area to enable them to gain transport to a vaccination clinics. Further details are on the following attachments:
Cabs for Jabs Cabs for jabs information sheet