Volunteering opportunity

We need befrienders to visit people living alone in Shiphay

Added by
Sally Farrant
on 13th December 2019

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Health condition
  • house bound
  • Wheelchair
  • Wheelchair
  • Stroke
  • Sight loss
  • Respiratory disease
  • Parkinsons
  • Osteoporosis
  • Obesity
  • OCD
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Mental health
  • Memory loss
  • Lung condition
  • Learning disabilities
  • Heart disease
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Diabetes
  • Dementia
  • Cancer
  • Brain injury
  • Arthritis
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Amputee
  • Older people
Skills and interests
  • Volunteering
  • Socialising
  • Listening
  • Befriending
  • Shiphay & The Willows
  • Chelston, Livermead & Cockington

There are Hidden Treasures in Shiphay - people with stories and experiences to share who can't get out and about at the moment. They're interesting people and it can be relaxing to sit for a while, listening and sharing together. 

So do you have time to give someone living on their own? Could you chat over a cup of tea, play a game of scrabble or help out with a jigsaw puzzle? A visit of 30-45 mins can make all the difference and if it gradually becomes a regular time it can be great fun for all, building valuable friendships. You can be any age so long as you are mobile to walk round to visit someone nearby, or have your own transport. 

Some people are on their own and don't have family nearby. Others have family who are busy and juggling lots of responsibilities. So they may have a visit from a carer in the morning and then a family member may call in with shopping quickly in the evening but the days can feel long and empty. 

I'd love to hear from you if you think you'd enjoy visiting people in their home, and making friends. There will be a little bit of briefing to prepare you. Do get in touch asap, Sally Farrant, Community Builder in Shiphay and The Willows.


When: Every week

Provided by Community Builder Shiphay and the Willows

Contact name
Sally Farrant
Email address
07548704878  /  01803 212638

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