Hear4You is a voluntary, UK-wide initiative to help bring people together during the COVID-19 pandemic. The service aims to provide a daily 15-minute conversation via the phone or video link to those who are feeling isolated and lonely.
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There are approximately 7.7 million people who live alone in the UK, and of that number over 4 million are aged 65 and over. Social contact over the next few weeks for many will be maintained via social media and phone calls. However, many people will be left for days if not weeks without any form of human contact.
This is a confusing and lonely time for many people, and we want to do our bit to help. Fourfront Group have partnered with Re-engage to connect volunteers to those who are isolated and lonely.
It’s more important than ever that we come together as a community and do what we can to help. We have our own team of volunteers from Fourfront Group, but we hope the great British public will be encouraged to do the same and offer their time through this initiative. Our charity partner Re-engage are waiting for your registration.
"When this is over, and it will be over, we want to look back at this moment and remember the many small acts of kindness done by us and to us."
Rishi Sunak, Chancellor of the Exchequer
We’re on the lookout for further charity and corporate partners to support our volunteering efforts, so please get in touch if you think you or your charity or your company can help. Additionally, if you work for a charity that requires support from Hear4You, please get in contact.
We understand that some people may not be able to commit their time, so if you would rather donate money to a worthwhile cause, please take a look at the amazing work Shooting Star Children’s Hospices does.