We would like to reach out to more isolated older people to offer them support and befriending by recruiting and training more volunteers.
The project aims to help tackle loneliness and isolation amongst one of the most vulnerable groups in society. Our target group are older people in Sheffield – those aged 65+, however many are in their 80’s and 90’s. So many older people we work with may not speak to anyone else if it wasn't for our volunteers.
By recruiting and supporting volunteers who will visit older people in their own homes on a weekly basis or speak to them on the phone. We focus on those older people who are unable to get out of their own homes through poor health and/or poor mobility as well as the many other factors that cause loneliness and loneliness and isolation such as the death of their partner and friends or no longer being the centre of their family.