You may have heard of The Silver Line Helpline (free, confidential, on 0800 470 8090) which offers friendship and information to vulnerable and isolated older people. Since we launched six years ago, we have received more than two and a half million calls from older people, most of whom have literally nobody else to speak to. They tell us that the conversations they have with us literally transform their lives, making them feel that they are not entirely alone, that somebody does care about them. As one lady asked us: “Where do you find such lovely people?” We need to find some more lovely people, because we have just opened a new hub in Blackpool, and we urgently need volunteers to answer some of the 10,000 attempted calls we receive every week. We will train you. It’s important work and extremely fulfilling as well, sharing memories and lifting people’s spirits. We would love to welcome you onto our team, and you would know you are really making a difference.
We can be contacted on either 020 7224 2020 or [email protected]