DeafBlind UK: Telephone Befrienders Required

//DeafBlind UK: Telephone Befrienders Required

Could you help support DeafBlind UK members who are staying at home due to the Coronavirus epidemic? 

DeafBlindUK members have combined sight and hearing loss and many live alone with few family and friends around them.

Making a regular call or sending an email or letter to one of these members could make a huge difference right now.

So many of them live alone and having the opportunity to speak to another person will be of huge benefit to them at this challenging time.

DeafBlind UK are looking for confident, chatty and friendly individuals who can hold a good conversation with their members over the phone.

You could be chatting about similar interests or learning about each others lives. Whatever the conversation you’ll be making a positive difference.

You don’t need to be local to the member and you don’t need experience. The majority of our members communicate with clear speech. You just need to be comfortable talking over the phone, engaging, able to instigate conversations and commit to regular calls.

The role requires a regular commitment of time, usually weekly. Their aim is to get you onboard and volunteering as quickly as possible.

To find out more or to apply to become a befriender, visit 
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About the Author:

Sean Tunnicliffe
Sean is the communications Officer at Leeds Older People’s Forum (LOPF) and also deals with admin and office management. He enjoys the wide variety of his role which covers things like designing reports and documents, organising meetings, putting together ebulletins, writing blogs, updating the LOPF website and social media and making sure that the office never runs out of milk. He has worked in the third sector since 2001 first with Volition and then LOPF and is the longest serving member of the Forum Central team. Previous to this Sean had mainly worked in horticulture and also had a spell managing a newsagent shop.

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