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23rd May
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Telephone Befriender

23rd May to 23rd May
Deafblind UK are looking for confident, empathetic and friendly people available to make a 30 minute befriending call to one of their members each week.
This activity is brought to you by The Union in partnership with Manchester Community Central
At Deafblind UK, we want to create a world where people with sight and hearing loss can live life to the full. 
Deafblind UK members have combined sight and hearing loss and many can feel lonely or socially isolated. We offer a free telephone befriending service where we match volunteers with one of our members to have a weekly 30 minute chat together.
We are looking for confident, empathetic and friendly people who can hold a good conversation. You could be chatting about similar interests or learning about each other’s lives. Whatever the conversation you’ll be having a positive impact.

One 30 minute call seems really simple but having someone to talk to and someone to listen, could really make a difference to our members. It could be that you’re the only person they speak to that day, or even that week.
Our members love to chat with people who have had some life experience and stories to tell. You will need good communication skills and be able to strike up a conversation. You will also need to be reliable, patient with a naturally warm and friendly nature.
We will ensure you are supported throughout your journey with us, offering training and support at all times.

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