Responding to the Coronavirus outbreak, local charity, the Brigitte Trust, expanded its telephone support service to offer emotional support to any adult in Surrey who is vulnerable, lonely, isolated or a carer needing regular support at the end of the telephone line.
As lockdown eases, many people remain anxious, bereaved and in low mood – especially older people with existing health conditions and those recently diagnosed with life-limiting illness. As a trusted partner the Brigitte Trust had over 200 referrals from Surrey County Council and anticipate more this autumn. Could they help someone close to you?
The Brigitte Trust has not been standing still during lockdown and has a new online training course, welcoming over thirty new telephone volunteers.
A volunteer makes 2-3 calls each week to the same person – sometimes checking in but mostly spending time building a relationship and making a connection with someone vulnerable, struggling through uncertain times. The Brigitte Trust would love you to join them!