Background: I manage a Befriending service for the Palliative Care team at Hampshire hospitals. The aim of the service is to provide some social companionship and support to those in the community, who have a life limiting or chronic illness and are lonely or isolated.
We have been running the service since 2015 and cover a wide area in and around Alton. We are currently finding that our referrals are coming in thick and fast and we do not have enough volunteers to meet current needs.
Palliative Care Volunteer Manager