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Befriending - (Macular Society)Service

The Macular Society's befrienders make regular calls and enjoy chatting. You choose what you want to talk about - it could be about macular disease, your favourite hobbies or TV programmes, or just the weather! Particularly suitable for people unable to join a support group. The Society aims to find you a befriender who is local and shares your interests, experiences or type of macular disease.
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Befriending scheme - (Aniridia Network UK)Service

Befriending scheme for people with aniridia who are members of Aniridia Network UK - an opportunity to talk to someone who has experience of the condition.
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Friendly AdvantAGE - (Vale Centre for Voluntary Services (VCVS))Service

The project offers a range of befriending services to reduce loneliness and isolation and improve the wellbeing of older people in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan.
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Friendly Phone Service - (Visual Impairment Breconshire)Service

This offers support and friendship through regular phone contact for visually impaired people in Breconshire (South Powys).
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In Touch befriender service - (Deafblind Cymru)Service

Volunteer befrienders will regularly visit people with combined sight & hearing loss, helping them to do more of the things they enjoy. This could include a visit to the local café, leisure activities such as rambling, help with information technologies, assistance with simple DIY tasks or a cup of tea and chat - whatever the individual wants. The volunteers do not provide a personal care service so will not be able to help with activities such as lifting people or giving medication.
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Let's Talk - (Vision Support)Service

Service users receive a regular (usually weekly) telephone call from a Vision Support 'Let's Talk' volunteer. As well as putting them in contact with any other Vision Support services that they may enquire about, they have a general chat.
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Macular Society buddies - (Macular Society)Service

The Macular Society can put you in touch with a Treatment Buddy who has already had treatment, for information and reassurance. If you are experiencing visual hallucinations (Charles Bonnet Syndrome) due to sight loss there is a buddy service where you can talk to someone who has also experienced visual hallucinations for information and reassurance.
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My Guide - (Guide Dogs Cymru)Service

The 'My Guide' scheme is a partnership between Guide Dogs and community organisations, which helps people with sight loss get out of their homes and back into the community. My Guide aims to reduce the isolation that many people with sight loss experience, helping to rebuild their confidence and regain their independence.
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Peer support - (Visual Impairment Merthyr (VIM))Service

VIM provides peer support to people with sight loss in Merthyr at their meetings.
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Phone visiting service - (Ceredigion Association for the Blind)Service

Blind and partially sighted people who live alone or in isolated areas get a friendly call on a regular basis from volunteers who are themselves blind or partially sighted. Callers can also pick up any needs which may arise. They may be able to provide relevant information or can refer cases to social services.
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RNIB Talk & Support - telebefriending - (RNIB)Service

Socialise by phone for friendship and support in a small group of blind and partially sighted adults. Calls must be made from a landline. A friendly volunteer facilitator is trained to invite people into the conversation and to ensure that everyone has a chance to have their say.
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RP Telephone befriending service - (Retina UK)Service

The Retina UK Telephone Befriending Service (TBS) links people who would welcome a friendly phone call from a trained person with knowledge of dealing with RP, with a team of volunteers willing to share their experiences. The TBS offers a social link on a more personal and longer term basis than the Helpline, with regular calls being made by the volunteers for as long as they are welcomed.
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Sight Life Befriending service - (Sight Life)Service

An individually planned befriending service whereby volunteers use their sight in a practical way to help the visually impaired person. It can be used for companionship, reading, writing of letters, escorting etc, but not for domestic work, decorating or gardening.
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Telephone Befriending - (Thomas Pocklington Trust)Service

The aim of the service is to provide social support and friendship to our service users and people with sight loss, through one to one phone conversations (lasting approx 20 - 30 minutes). Service users will receive weekly telephone calls from their allocated volunteer. We use a matching system which links up service users and volunteers which considers similarities between the two.
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Telephone befriending (VIM) - (Visual Impairment Merthyr (VIM))Service

VIM provides a telephone befriending service to its members.
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Telephone Befriending - Ringaround - (Sight Cymru)Service

A regular phone call from a visually impaired volunteer helping to keep someone up to date with things going on in the wider world.
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TorchTalk - Telephone friendship groups - (Torch Trust)Service

To provide Christian friendship, support, encouragement and fun to people experiencing sight loss (especially those unable to easily access Christian and social activities) via Telephone Friendship Groups. It offers blind and partially sighted people the opportunity via the telephone to share the Scriptures together, pray together and fellowship together - all from the comfort of their own armchair!
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