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Telephone ClubOur telephone club provide friendship and support for older people who are housebound or do not want a volunteer to visit them.

A member of staff will phone on a weekly or fortnightly basis. More frequent calls will be made if there is a need for more support, for example if clients have had a stay in hospital. 

During our regular calls we will provide a listening ear, offer support and give appropriate suggestions for assistance from other organisations if necessary.
 
Referrals can be from individuals, family, friends, neighbours or professionals.
 

Here is a message we received from Harriet, a telephone club client since July 2020 :

'When I first joined the telephone club, I did think it would be quite ridiculous building a relationship on the phone but now, I feel I have found a friend. It's so unlike me to make friends on the phone but I find myself looking forward to Thursdays when I get my call. One of the things I like is the way we can talk about so many different things.'

Harriet, 81, is a widow who lives alone in Tring. (All names have been changed)

If you would like to be referred or know of someone who could benefit from our telephone service please contact us online, call 01442 259049 or email adminofficer@ageukdacorum.org.uk