Time to Talk Befriending
We are a local charity rooted in the Sussex Communities we serve. We offer a personalised model of intergenerational befriending, signposting and advice. We work with vulnerable older people aged 65+ who experience chronic loneliness and social isolation. We are motivated by our belief that older people should be honoured and respected, not hidden away and forgotten by society. Starting as a grassroots project in 2012, formerly established in 2013 we became a small charity in November 2014. With steady growth, we support over 200 members, we have a bespoke school befriending programme, encourage peer-to-peer relationships and provide group befriending for people who are particularly isolated.
Information for volunteers
Two factors are key to maintain good health in older age: remaining active and maintaining friendships. Befriending an older person on a weekly or fortnightly basis helps them stay connected. In most cases, it is proven to make a lasting positive difference in their lives. Evidence states that volunteers are just as likely to positively benefit from the experience as the people they help. Feeling valued, creative expression, using skills and engaging with other people all build friendships and enhance feelings of well-being which strengthens resilience during difficult times. To volunteer with us please visit our website www.tttb.org.uk for further details, call 01273 737710 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.