How it works
Call companions make regular telephone calls to lonely and isolated older people providing a lifeline of friendship. The regular chat and companionship offers a vital link with the outside world.
Over time, call companions and the older person they are paired with will get to know each other well and will spend many hours of fun and laughter, sharing stories as well as offering vital support over the phone.
What’s involved in being a call companion?
You will be someone with excellent communication skills:
who enjoys good conversation
is comfortable making telephones calls and making connections remotely
can commit to making two to four calls a month
has a friendly, empathetic approach
is a good listener
has a good sense of humour