Omega is a small charity based in Shrewsbury that supports socially isolated people. Whilst we are based in Shropshire, we work across the UK. We have already started a partnership on the Isle of Wight with Sovereign Housing Association a story which has been shared with the Isle of Wight County Press. You can read about this on their website at – https://www.countypress.co.uk/news/18627120.friendship-letter-phone-hopes-help-isolated-islanders/.
Two of the projects we operate, both of which are free of charge, may be of interest to the people of your area. We would like very much if you could promote the following to the residents your council serves.
This is a telephone befriending scheme. Our volunteer befrienders are matched with clients and are happy to talk about anything as well as offering emotional support. You can see more information at – https://www.omega.uk.net/chatterbox-action-against-loneliness-programme-p-173.htm
A Letter from Louise
This is a penpal befriending service. As with Chatterbox our volunteer befrienders are matched with clients with similar interests so they can share stories and experiences. All post is directed via our office using a freepost system, so client’s addresses are confidential. Many of our befrienders include photos and pictures with their letters. You can see more information at – https://www.omega.uk.net/a-letter-from-louise-p-214.htm