A big thank you during Volunteers’ Week 2016 to all our volunteers who host our via the telephone peer support groups helping to tackle loneliness.
The skills our volunteer facilitators contribute, in phone groups we call Talking Communities, enable people to help each other and to gain a sense of belonging.
From surveys that our volunteers help us carry out with participants we can show that being involved in a group leads to significant improvements in mental wellbeing.
Over the last year, with more volunteers recruited and trained the number of people who we have helped has increased by 10%. We helped nearly 500 people last year.
All of our Talking Communities that we are funded to deliver are made possible thanks to the generosity of our volunteers donating their skills, commitment and enthusiasm.
Thank you once again to all of you wonderful volunteers. Keep up the good work!