Rolling out in Autumn 2018
- Please click on the links below to download both the Service User & Volunteer Phone A Friend Application Forms.
- Application Forms are also available by calling 028 51950 or emailing email@example.com
- Please post or hand in completed forms to Lisheens House, Ilen St. Skibbereen, Co. Cork P81W890
AN INITIATIVE BY LISHEENS HOUSE
Promoting well-being in the community
PhoneAFriend West Cork
We are a volunteer driven project. PhoneAFriend is a free service providing a weekly phone call which is available to older people or individuals who may feel lonely, isolated and vulnerable in Cork County; the service specifically targets people with chronic illness or anyone who cannot engage in an active way in the community. Without doubt, PhoneAFriend provides friendship and security helping clients feel safer at home. If a client does not answer, the friendly caller will phone a member of their family, a neighbour or a friend.
PhoneAFriend benefits both clients and volunteers and is working to get the people of local communities to get more involved in helping and keeping safe those who are lonely and isolated. The service would not be in operation if we did not have such enthusiastic and empathetic volunteers. We are constantly looking for ways to improve and enhance what we do. We have a wonderful team of volunteer Callers giving 3-5 hours per week.