New befrienders service

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A NEW befriending service starting in Angus is looking for volunteers to help bring that little bit extra care to people’s lives.

There are currently around 13,000 care home residents in Angus and approximately four per cent of these elderly residents have nobody to visit them, which can often result in them feeling lonely and isolated.

Befrienders will be matched up with a care home resident who is not receiving any visitors and agree with the resident and the care home providers when it would best suit them to visit.

Visits will normally take place during the day, either in the morning or afternoon, and would last approximately one hour.

If you have an hour or two free each week and you would like to find out how your spare time could make a difference to a care home resident’s life then please contact the Rev. Rona Phillips on 07789 032931.