BECAUSE A GOOD CHAT MEANS THE WORLD…
Do you know an older person who might benefit from a weekly 20 minute video call with a friendly creative companion?
Since Connectforce was established earlier this year, our research has shown that whilst the ability to communicate with loved ones via video calls has been a true life-line for many older people, there are a huge number who simply don’t have anyone to call.
Connectforce Companions is open to any older person who wishes to take part, and the process is simple: we will pair them with volunteer virtual ‘companions’, with whom they will communicate through weekly 20 minute video calls.
HOW CONNECTFORCE COMPANIONS HELPS:
Increasing contact outside of their home
Creating a new friendship
It's something to look forward to each week
Building their confidence using technology
Supporting their wellbeing
HOW DOES COMPANIONS WORK:
Step 1 - Let us know you’re interested here
Step 2 - One of the Connectforce team will arrange a quick chat where we’ll task for a bit of information about you or the older person you are registering (nothing too personal or tricky - we promise!)
Step 3 - Set up a practice Zoom chat with one of the Connectforce team members
Step 4 - Pair you up with a Companion based on your shared interests at a mutually convenient time each week
Step 5 - Start chatting!
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
SANDRA, HEALTH CARE
"After having spoken to her companion, Beth was the most positive and lively she has been in a really long time."
"Betty speaks so highly of Georgia after her video calls. It's so lovely. Thank you so much for giving her the opportunity to be herself again."
LYNDSEY, CARE HOME MANAGER
"I think this initiative is absolutely fantastic and I’m willing it to be a success here, the joy on Enid’s face and in her voice yesterday was amazing."