‘Two’s Company’ is a telephone befriending programme being run through churches across the UK to respond in a relevant way to the Covid-19 pandemic. Many people are more isolated now than ever and this approach provides a way for local people to stay in touch by telephone on a regular basis. Two’s Company, which has been set up in partnership with national charity, Linking Lives UK, is aimed at those most vulnerable to the effects of social isolation due to age, location, health or other factors.
Volunteers from local churches form a team of telephone befrienders. Referrals for phone calls are made to the coordinator, and they then match a telephone befriender with someone requesting a phone call, called a ‘Link Friend’. The Link Friend will receive a phone call from their befriender at least once a week for 4 months or more, providing much needed companionship during this difficult time. We expect this process to benefit both those involved in the regular calls.
To refer yourself or someone you know, please call Pat Service, our Two's Company coordinator, for a friendly discussion on 0800 2461898.