Our volunteers visit, help and befriend people who have become isolated or out of touch with the community around them.
We can offer ongoing befriending support to anyone who feels isolated or lonely in Frome and the surrounding villages.
The people Active and In Touch support have become isolated and lonely through the circumstances that life has thrown at them, maybe caring for a partner for years, moving to a new area, or just not feeling confident to try new things alone. With the help of our volunteer befrienders we can make a real difference. Our volunteers meet people and spend time with them, find out their needs and interests, and help them to find their own place in the community.
A&IT also offer a 'Shop for Me' service for those either isolated or shielding whilst the pandemic is still with us and a safe volunteer driver service to help people get to medical appointments, visit loved ones locally or access to activities etc.
Active and In Touch is supported by Frome Town Council and local businesses such as hairdressers and opticians, and medical staff, who can help pass information on to those who need it, and feeds into the wealth of activities that Frome has to offer such as the Mendip Health Walks, Active Living clubs, and special interest groups.
SERVICE DELIVERY COSTS
Phone Service - £2 per 30 minute call
1:1 Befriending - £5 supports one member per week
Monday Group - £10 supports a 2 hour session per member per week
Tue Group - £10 supports a member for a 2 hour coffee/cake chat once a week
Community Drivers - £2 will subsides a journey
We current have 3 ways for people to donate which are:
Local Giving – Visit the website or use the donate button at the top of this page
Paypal at [email protected]
Our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/activeandintouchfrome/ ) via the donate button
Regular Monthly Donations: If you would like to donate on a regular basis (monthly or yearly) then please download our Standing Order form and send back to us. Download Form