Silver Talk telephone befriending service in Derwent Valley

 

"I’ve been very very grateful for Silver Talk and through it I’ve made a new friend. It’s nice to be able to talk about anything and nothing and know that someone is thinking about me." 

 

Did you know that around half a million older people go at least five or six days a week without seeing or speaking to anyone at all? 

 

Thanks to funding from Derwent Valley AAP, Karbon Homes is helping to change that. 

 

Silver Talk is a free telephone befriending service, offering over 50s the opportunity to connect for a regular, social telephone chat.  

 

People are matched with one of their friendly volunteers, for an up to 30-minute chat at the same time each week.  

It's up to them what they talk about, but their Silver Talk companion is there to provide both a friendly voice and a listening ear.  If people need information or advice, they will do their best to help them.    

 

To see a short film that shows what a difference Silver Talk makes to its users, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezEx4eO6kj0&feature=youtu.be    

 

To find out more about Silver Talk, or to make a referral, get in touch with the team today either by email, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 0191 223 8662.      

 

Volunteering     

 

“I find volunteering for Silver Talk really rewarding. It does wonders for my mental health and confidence and I feel happy knowing that I’m making a difference and giving something back."    

  

If you or someone you know is looking for a way to give back that doesn’t require a huge time commitment and that can be done from the comfort of home, Silver Talk could be the perfect fit.  

 

With a minimum commitment of 45 minutes a week, and a mobile phone provided to make calls, volunteering couldn’t be easier. 

 

For more information about volunteering, get in touch with the team today either by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 0191 223 8662. A volunteer role description can be found on their website  www.karbonhomes.co.uk/volunteerwithsilvertalk