NHS Volunteer Responders urge people to make 'Coronation Calls' to combat loneliness - The Malvern Observer

NHS Volunteer Responders urge people to make 'Coronation Calls' to combat loneliness

Malvern Editorial 7th May, 2023   0

THE NHS Volunteer Responders programme is urging budding volunteers to make ‘Coronation Calls’ to people who would benefit from a friendly chat over the bank holiday weekend and beyond.

The scheme has launched the appeal as part of the Big Help Out which is encouraging more people to volunteer as part of the coronation weekend.

People can give volunteering a go with the NHS Volunteer Responders’ Check in and Chat service and have a meaningful phone call over the Coronation month.

Through Check in and Chat, volunteers offer friendly conversation, support and a listening ear to those who need it. The calls can boost the mood, wellbeing and even the health of the person on the other end of the phone.

Spaces are limited, so those eager to lend a hand can register on The Big Help Out app or via thebighelpout.org.uk/, where they’ll be able to sign up to make Coronation Calls.

It is quick, clear and easy to find and register for opportunities.




For those who might be on their own over the Coronation weekend, or who are perhaps recovering from a hospital stay and facing health struggles, a friendly conversation with a volunteer can make a massive difference. Those who feel they would benefit from a Coronation Call, or more generally from the listening ear of a Check in and Chat volunteer, can sign up for the service by calling 0808 196 3646.

Visit nhsvolunteerresponders.org.uk for more on the scheme.


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