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An Update on Befriending During The COVID-19 Lockdown

We have had such a busy time despite lockdown. We received funding for devices that will help with virtual befriending, offering the ability for which a befriender and befriendee to video call each other instead of just chat over the telephone whilst social distancing remains. You can read more about the initiative on Honiton Nub News.

During lockdown one of our befriendees and be- frienders have been using video calling not only to stay in touch but to share results of their craft projects with one another. They have both been very busy and the results are amazing.

During lockdown, we have had a number of new volunteers for befriending as well as new befrienders who say that the service has made such a difference to them, especially those who have been isolated over the past weeks.

We are always on the lookout for new Volunteers and are exceptionally grateful to those who continue to volunteer for us and help change the lives of so many.

We are also holding virtual quizzes every two weeks to provide a platform for people who usually meet at our hubs, it’s a place for people to come together.

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