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Check in and Chat

WECIL is currently running a telephone Check in and Chat Service for members of our community in response to the Covid-19 crisis and funded by Bristol City Council

* Please note, unfortunately we are not taking further referrals to this service currently *

 Community members will be linked with a friendly volunteer for 6 or 12 phone calls to help to tackle the isolation that people are feeling. The service is aimed at disabled adults or those with long term health conditions who are feeling isolated and would like someone to talk to.

Coronavirus has disproportionately affected disabled people in many different ways including loneliness and isolation and an extended requirement to shield. We want to support our community to make positive connections by linking them with a friendly volunteer who will lend a supportive ear over the phone.

If you would like to receive a weekly phone call from one of our Telefriend volunteers you can refer yourself by completing an online form Alternatively you can contact the Project Worker Charlotte on: Telephone: 07973686389 or Email:

If you are a professional wishing to refer someone to the service with their consent you can complete an online referral form or contact the Project Worker, Charlotte, whose details are above.

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