In recent months, LGBT Ireland has been working on launching a new LGBTI+ telefriending service for members of the LGBTI+ community over 50 years of age who may be experiencing loneliness and isolation.
The telefriending service is now open to receive referrals nationwide, where a person receives a weekly supportive call from a dedicated LGBTI+ Telefriending Volunteer.
Telefriending provides friendship, security and support to alleviate loneliness, isolation and improve overall mental health and well-being.
Individuals can self-refer or be referred by services through a dedicated website at: https://lgbt.ie/telefriending/ and choosing the ‘Apply Now’ button to complete the online referral form.
Telefriending volunteers are also being actively recruited. Interested applicants can apply online through the Telefriending webpage.
For further information please email: firstname.lastname@example.org .