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What support is available?

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, we are offering support to anyone (over the age of 18) facing social isolation in Ashby and the surrounding area, who would appreciate receiving a friendly weekly phone call.

We are linking those requesting support with trained volunteers, who will offer to call regularly once a week (eg. 10am on Mondays), for up to 20 minutes. This service will be provided for the duration of the current crisis.

Our dedicated phone team is made up of people from local Christian churches and is for people of all faiths and none. All our volunteers have completed C1 safeguarding training (or equivalent) and have a current DBS on file, together with a personal reference from their church minister.

We’re here, so that no-one staying safe at home goes without hearing a kind voice and having a listening ear.

How to Refer

You can arrange an introductory call for yourself, or someone else (with their consent).

  • To refer yourself and arrange a call click here.
  • To find out more about referring someone else click here.

How to Volunteer

To volunteer for the Phone Support Team click here.

To apply for this team, we will need you to confirm that:

  1. You are an active member of a local Christian church and your minister is happy to write you a personal reference, recommending you for this.
  2. You have a current DBS certificate (You can apply for one by emailing dbs@trinityashby.net)
  3. You have completed at least C1 level of CofE Safeguarding Training (anyone can complete this online, just click here) or an equivalent training with your own denomination (e.g. Level 2 Baptist Union Training).

How to provide a Reference

If you are a Church Minister and would like to complete a reference for a volunteer click here.


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