The befriending service aims to reduce loneliness and isolation challenges for Deaf people living in Essex. We all know what it’s like to feel a bit lonely, and so added with Deafness this can make things feel worse. Would you find it useful if a volunteer visited you at home, or contacted you regularly for a friendly chat?
How can Befrienders help?
Befrienders can provide friendly conversation and companionship on a regular basis.
Befriending support can be:
- Face-to-face; where a volunteer befriender visits you at home or accompanies you to a social event.
- By video call; this can be webcam via Facetime or Skype
Befrienders can help by:
- Looking at other ways that you can socialise including video call and webchat
- Giving you information on local social groups (e.g. Deaf coffee mornings, Deaf Clubs)
- Encouraging good health and wellbeing
If you would like more information or know someone who may benefit from the Loneliness and Isolation project, please contact RAD:
Telephone: 0300 688 2525
Text Phone: 0300 688 2527
SMS: 07851 423 866