We know that looking after a family member or friend can be hard. That is why we have our Listening Ear service which gives you as a carer the opportunity to talk to one of our trained volunteers on the phone about the things that matter to you.
You may want to benefit from weekly conversations, or to be able to arrange calls for when you feel you need them.
It can give you the chance to off-load some of your worries or concerns about your caring role – it is good to know there is someone there to listen. The period of support from Listening Ear can last up to three months (and our team can also discuss if other support is needed aside from Listening Ear).
Feedback from carers is that the Listening Ear service hugely helps them to cope with their caring role and reduces the sense of isolation that many carers face.
To find out more about the Listening Ear service call us on 0345 241 0954 or email [email protected].
If you or someone you know would be interested in volunteering with the Listening Ear service please email [email protected] or call 0345 241 0954.
If you would be interested in volunteering with the Listening Ear service please email [email protected] or call 01480 499090.