Having spent most of her life serving locals from behind a bar, Barbara was never short of people to talk to. But these days are quieter than they used to be.
That’s why our befriending service couldn’t be more important right now. Giving back to our older customers, in need of a little company, with a friendly voice to talk to. For Barbara, that’s Gary.
Through their weekly chat, the pair soon realised just how much they had in common, and what began as a quick call has become a lasting friendship.
And theirs is just one of thousands of conversations we’ll have in the next year. Small moments which provide the belief we can help tackle loneliness.