Rainbow Call Companions (Re-engage)

Availability : Edinburgh Wide

Who is this for?

Adults aged 75 and over

Description

Re-engage is a charity that is positive about older age and committed to fighting loneliness so that people can have social lives and friendship groups however old they are. We inspire and enable meaningful connections and shared experiences within communities across the UK for people over 75 facing loneliness and social isolation.

Our volunteers work together to create better communities and help to enrich the lives of our members by giving them something to look forward to.

Older people who may have felt very alone, now feel valued as individuals, continue to form friendships, and have groups that give support. We make sure that people know they are important well into old age. Respectful, determined, warm, pioneering, and local: we are Re-engage and we are bringing generations together.

Rainbow call companions is an award-winning free service for older LGBT+ people who are lonely, isolated or in need of companionship and feel they would enjoy a friendly phone call every week or two with a volunteer who is also LGBT+.

This service is homebased.

How do I access this?

  • Self referral
  • Referral by third party

Is there a cost?

Free

Location information

This is a telephone service and is homebased.

Opening times

At an agreed time between the volunteer and older person.

Contact Details

Sarah McKean

Social media:

Downloads


Rainbow Call Companions
(711.03 KB pdf)


Types of support on offer:

Support on the phone

Type of services on offer:

Isolation
Loneliness

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