Our brand new Powys wide service - A free telephone friendship service

Living on your own can be hard to adapt to - particularly if you've been used to sharing your home or time with others. Not having someone to talk to regularly can be lonely and isolating. And that's when a friendly chat on the phone can make all the difference.

Call in Time is a free telephone friendship service Age Cymru Powys and Age UK are now working together to deliver the service in Powys.

Our volunteers and the people they call often become firm telephone friends in the process. The calls provide valuable on-going weekly telephone contact to develop a trusted, true friendship.

What people have said about the weekly telephone calls: 

”It makes you feel better and that you are not forgotten”

“It’s very good to talk to her because sometimes it’s the only person I speak to from week to week.”

Monday afternoon is, for me, often the one bright spot in an otherwise dull and uneventful week. Why? Because on Monday afternoon the ‘phone rings and I find myself talking to Mary, one of the Age UK ‘A Call in Time’ volunteers.

“I am very much happier than I was, I feel like doing things again”

It is a privilege to be part of this scheme and it certainly adds to my quality of life, Thank you.

I look forward all week, to the next call

What is Call in Time?

Call in Time is a free public telephone befriending service for matching volunteers with older members of the public.

Not having someone to talk to regularly can be lonely and isolating, particularly if you're used to sharing your home and time with others. A friendly, weekly, 30-minute chat on the phone can make all the difference.

Call in Time is flexible to suit the different needs of everyone who takes part.

While we're waiting to find a suitable match for an older member of the public, we carry out regular, short Good Day Calls with them, to make sure they don't feel ignored.

If you want to find out more, please call 01597 825908/ 01686 623707