Lifecentral Church has been supporting the local community by recruiting kind-hearted volunteers to provide much needed befriending support.
Mr A was referred to Integrated Plus via his GP as he was struggling with loneliness and isolation through the pandemic. The Senior Social Prescriber contacted Jo Gregory from Lifecentral Church to see whether a befriender could be allocated to Mr A. Mr A was allocated a dedicated befriender and has had several weekly conversations with him on the telephone, Mr A very much looks forward to these calls. Their friendship is blossoming, and they are planning on meeting in their local town for coffee and cake.
“We at Lifecentral have a heart to serve our local community and meet the needs where we can, and we came up with the idea of investing volunteer time into befriending through the pandemic. We were increasingly aware that folks were lonely and isolated at home, and we wanted to do something to help this. I have an amazing team of committed, warm hearted and generous people who are delighted to give some of their time to folks who are lonely and need some support in the community“ – Jo Gregory, Lifecentral Church