Because a good chat means the world...

Are you a creative? Would you like to use your skills to make someone’s day? 

Artist Volunteer and their Older Companion chat over video call

Connectforce Companions is our virtual befriending scheme which brings together artists and older people via weekly video calls.
 

It's an opportunity for creatives to harness their unparalleled communication skills to support someone who will really benefit from the connection. It couldn't be easier: we'll pair you with an older ‘Companion’, with whom you'll chat over video call, once a week for 8 weeks.

It's simple, it's flexible and all it takes is 20 minutes a week. 


 

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

GEORGIA, WRITER & DIRECTOR

“It was incredibly mutually beneficial… it was this structured point in the week where we could both chat about how we had been”

SIDARTH, ACTOR

“It’s a conversation with someone and contact with someone, and that simple act can really transform.”

NICOLA, SINGER

"I recommend it to all artists - it’s a great way to connect with like minded people and it is so positive."

JONNY, RADIO HOST

“It was brilliant! This is someone who I would never have otherwise spoken to, we come from two totally different worlds, and yet there we were having a lovely chat”