If an older person or carer is feeling lonely and isolated at home, the organisations mentioned on this factsheet can help to provide them with help and support in maintaining regular contact with other people.
Help & Care – Telephone Support Service
The Pokesdown Centre
896 Christchurch Road
Tel: 0300 111 3303
Fax: 01202 432299
Telephone Support Service providing social contact for people over 55 living in the Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch and East Dorset areas, who are feeling isolated. The weekly call by a trained volunteer gives reassurance that someone from a reputable organisation is in regular contact and checking they are okay. This is a free service.
Following a preliminary chat with the coordinator, calls are made on a Tuesday and Thursday afternoon between 2pm – 4pm. Referrals can be made by the person themselves, family members or friends, carers, or other health professionals.