Friendships blossom as part of new 'Check in and Chat' phone service

February 08 2021
Friendships blossom as part of new 'Check in and Chat' phone service

A new companionship service to tackle loneliness has been launched by local charity BS3 Community - and the organisation is pleased to report that genuine friendships are starting to form.

Check in and Chat matches volunteers with a member of the community who may be shielding, isolating or feeling lonely.
The volunteer rings the community member each week by phone or by video call, for a ‘check-in and chat’.
BS3 Community ensures that the volunteer’s interests match with the community member’s hobbies and pastimes, so conversations are easy to get going.
To register yourself or someone you know for a regular Check in and Chat call, or to volunteer to make the calls, contact ruth.green@bs3community.org.uk