Over half of all people aged 75 and over live alone in our country, and 10% of the general population aged over 65 in the UK are lonely all or most of the time.

We are proud to be part of a national network of projects through Linking Lives UK.

Linking Lives UK exists to reduce social isolation and loneliness, with a particular focus on older people. This is achieved by working in partnership with churches and Christian organisations to set up befriending projects.

Here at Transforming Notts Together, we aim to facilitate churches and community groups to set up local befriending projects in order to combat loneliness across our county. The current coronavirus crisis has made it difficult to do this through home visiting so we offer support to establish telephone befriending through the ‘Two’s Company’ model.

Two’s Company can be set up quickly, easily and safely. Each project requires a coordinator, a freephone telephone number and volunteers. Training is provided for coordinators via a video conference call and then spread out to volunteers locally.

If you are interested in setting up a Two’s Company befriending service from your organisation, please contact Julia Terry for more information.

We are really excited about this work and are keen to hear from anyone who is interested in finding out more, letting us know what they are already doing in this area or who would like to partner with us- please do get in touch!


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