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Friend in need

Lady on the phone

In June 2020, we launched our new telephone befriending service, Friend in Need. The service provides a free weekly 30 minute telephone friendship call for people in Wales who are 70 or over.

I really enjoy doing friend in need, Ken, is really pleased at receiving a call from me. The pleasure in his voice when he realises it's me is unmistakable. It makes me feel good to have made him so happy for just receiving a call. Its very interesting hearing about his life when he was younger. He's sometimes very low until we start chating, you can feel his mood change. We always end up having a laugh. It makes me feel that friend in need is so worthwhile.

Catherine aged 71

Initially I thought I was the one helping my Friend in Need but actually it's a two way process. My friend's attitude to life is inspirational. He has many health issues but his upbeat way of thinking has certainly made me appreciate the present moment we live in and to make the most of it while we still have it.

Remo aged 64


Last updated: Jan 30 2024

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