Vol­un­teers for be­friend­ing

Rutherglen Reformer - - Debt Help & Advice - Edel Ke­nealy

Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang res­i­dents are be­ing asked to lend a lis­ten­ing ear to lo­cal peo­ple in need.

The lo­cal branch of Chest Heart Stroke Scot­land (CHSS) is look­ing for vol­un­teers to join its be­friend­ing ser­vice which of­fers tele­phone con­tact to peo­ple liv­ing with ill­nesses such as COPD.

Peo­ple with such lung prob­lems can of­ten find it dif­fi­cult to get out of the house, re­sult­ing in feel­ings of lone­li­ness and iso­la­tion.

Sharon Mon­crieff, CHSS res­pi­ra­tory co­or­di­na­tor said:“Our new res­pi­ra­tory ser­vice in La­nark­shire helps pa­tients by of­fer­ing tele­phone be­friend­ing.

“All that’s re­quired for this re­ward­ing role is a will­ing­ness to help oth­ers and ac­cess to a tele­phone. At CHSS we are very flex­i­ble with vol­un­teers’ time and we ap­pre­ci­ate how busy life can get.”

In­ter­ested vol­un­teers can call Sharon on 07834 350 463 or email: sharon. mon­crieff@chss.org.uk for more in­for­ma­tion.

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