Supporters of Time to Talk Befriending

At Time to Talk Befriending we work effectively with a number of local and national organisations to try and meet the increasing need to reduce feelings of loneliness and social isolation among the older population. As a result of our work we have developed strong links with authorities such as Sussex Police and Charities like Age UK Brighton & Hove (to name a few). As a result we have invited these organisations to become ‘Supporters of Time to Talk Befriending’ and the reason for each individual and/or agencies involvement has been outlined below.

 

Abbeyfield South Downs
Nolan Taylor, Chief Executive.

“Abbeyfield South Downs embraces volunteering and although we have many dedicated souls, who are part of our own volunteer force, we could not be as successful without Time to Talk Befriending’s involvement. Their work is fundamental to the wellbeing and happiness of some of our residents. Their involvement in our Hove houses has been remarkably symbiotic with our own mission and values.So we whole-heartedly support and endorse their work”.

Brighton & Hove City Council
Peter Huntbach, Housing Manager, Seniors Housing.

“The Seniors Housing Service is proud to support Time-to-Talk Befriending. We’ve worked closely with Emily and her volunteers who have visited schemes, met with our elderly residents and set up home visits to those who have felt most lonely and isolated. Time to Talk have always shown a keenness to support our seniors schemes as testified by the recent Honouring Older People event held in our Muriel House scheme in May 2016 and with the on-going activities they run. We know that talking to our residents that their approach is both welcome and beneficial. We know that Time-to-Talk is very well respected by other organisations that we work with and is well on becoming one of the most important befriending organisations within Brighton & Hove.  We look forward to further collaboration with them”.

Sharon Marks, Executive Assistant to the Deputy Heads

“Brighton College works closely with Time To Talk Befriending as part of our Community Service scheme.  Through Community Service, pupils in the Sixth Form take part in a variety of different charity and volunteering placements, including befriending the elderly, walking dogs and/or doing gardening for the elderly and disabled, and planning fundraising events. Emily and Time To Talk Befriending have been an invaluable help with the ongoing success of this scheme.  Essential training is provided to support the pupils in their placements, teaching important befriending and listening skills, giving them the confidence they need to begin their intergenerational friendships.  Brighton College is very proud to be an official supporter of Time To Talk Befriending”.

Alan Marchbank, Project Manager

Volunteering Matters’ LifeLines project has been working in close partnership with Time To Talk Befriending since the very beginning. We have helped TTTB to organise the Honouring Older People Events in East Brighton and Woodingdean, and will continue to do so wherever our help is needed. We feel that together with TTTB and other partner organisations we have a real opportunity to identify the most vulnerable and isolated older people in our communities, and help them reconnect with those communities.

 

Other partners (to name a few) who are currently in the process of writing a quote / endorsement include:

Sussex Police
Volunteering Matters
CareLink Plus