Telephone Befriending

CONTACT DETAILS

AMINA (MUSLIM WOMEN'S RESOURCE CENTRE)

0808 801 0301
SERVICE LOCALITY
North East, North West, South East, South West

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Who is the service for?
Women, Minority Ethnic
What age range is it suitable for?
17 - 25, 26 - 29, 30 - 34, 35 - 39, 40 - 44, 45 - 49, 50 - 54, 55 - 59, 60 - 64, 65+

ORGANISATION
CONTACT DETAILS

Greyfriars Charteris Centre, 138/140 The Pleasance, Newington, EDINBURGH, EH8 9RR
0131 667 9199

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The latest study by ONS places Britain as being the loneliness capital of Europe. Loneliness & Isolation has become a bigger threat than obesity. It is a growing problem that is now being backed by the UK government through the Jo Cox Commission on loneliness.

About Telephone Befriending

Our Telephone Befriending service aims to provide support to socially isolated BME or Muslim Women. Our trained telephone Befrienders provide emotional support through weekly conversation on the phone. Through time, this helps individuals to achieve greater independence and self-confidence.

Criteria for Telephone Befriending

- Lacks a social support network
- Has access to a telephone line & is comfortable having a 30min conversation on the phone
- Feels lonely

The Process

Befriendees will be matched to a Telephone Befriending volunteer who will provide a weekly 20/30 minute phone call at a time agreed (within helpline hours). This over time helps to improve confidence and wellbeing of the individual involved.

Please fill in either our Direct Referral Form or Third Party Referral Form at https://mwrc.org.uk/what-we-do/helpline and send it back to us at helpline@mwrc.org.uk or call our Helpline and we can fill in the form for you.

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Amina (Muslim Women's Resource Centre)

Amina (Muslim Women's Resource Centre)
Greyfriars Charteris Centre, 138/140 The Pleasance, Newington, EDINBURGH, EH8 9RR
0808 801 0301
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