The Importance of Volunteering in our Communities

At Braeburn Care, we are committed to enhancing the well-being of our community, especially the elderly who may be experiencing loneliness and isolation. One way we support this mission is through our involvement with the Age UK Befriending Service.

Our Registered Care Manager, Katy Salliss, volunteers one hour each week to make a significant difference in someone’s life. Through a simple phone call, she provides companionship, support, and a listening ear to those who might otherwise feel alone. This small act of kindness helps combat loneliness and fosters a sense of connection and community.

The Impact of Befriending

Loneliness is a growing issue among the elderly, with many older adults feeling isolated, particularly if they live alone or have limited mobility. The Age UK Befriending Service is designed to address this by providing regular contact and friendship to those in need.

These weekly phone calls offer:

  • Emotional Support: A friendly chat can lift spirits and provide emotional comfort.
  • Social Interaction: Regular interaction helps keep the mind active and engaged.
  • Sense of Belonging: Knowing someone cares and takes the time to connect can significantly enhance one’s sense of belonging and well-being.

Our Commitment

We are proud of our Registered Care Manager’s involvement in this invaluable service. Her dedication reflects our company’s values and our commitment to supporting our community through volunteering activities. The Age UK Befriending Service is just one of the many ways we strive to make a positive impact on the lives of the elderly , while supporting our team to have the capacity within their role to commit to volunteering to do something they are passionate about.

Getting Involved

If you know someone who might benefit from the Age UK Befriending Service, or if you’re interested in becoming a volunteer yourself, visit the Age UK website for more information. Together, we can help reduce loneliness and make a meaningful difference in the lives of older adults.

A Final Message of Thanks 

On this year’s National Volunteers’ Week, we’re taking the chance to recognise, celebrate and thank the UK’s incredible volunteers for all they contribute to our local communities, the voluntary sector, and society as a whole. A huge thank you, Katy Salliss, for your dedication and compassion. Your volunteering efforts help contribute to ensuring that no one has to face loneliness alone.

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