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Watch the first of Local Students’ Films to help tackle loneliness

Published on 04 July 2019 08:48 PM

Following it’s recent ‘Premiere’ at HoW College’s Bromsgrove Studio, the first of the two videos produced by 1st Year TV & Media students is now available to be showcased to the wider community!

The video, produced as part of the Students Work Experience Project, is in support of a campaign to help raise awareness of Age UK Bromsgrove, Redditch & Wyre Forest’s Befriending service and to show people that ‘Befriending’ is something that they ‘can do’.

The film includes Age UK BRWF Befrienders talking about their experience of volunteering with the service and the difference that it makes.  With research highlighting the links between feelings of isolation and digital exclusion in later life, the film also features footage from Age UK BRWF’s Computer Group as an example of an activity that can help support people within the community

From feedback that it receives from clients, their families and its volunteers, Age UK BRWF knows Befriending works. The challenge facing the charity is that it needs more people to get involved so that it can reach more people.

If this video has inspired you to find out more about Befriending and how you can get involved, then please contact Age UK BRWF’s Befriending Coordinator, Amy Pople, on 01527 871840 and/ or see the additional Befriending Volunteer information on our website.

Read more about the Student’s Work Experience Project and the Film ‘Premieres’!