Befriending During this current lockdown our volunteers continue to support Islington residents who are isolated or vulnerable. Our volunteers offer practical support including: help with urgent deliveries of food getting prescriptions making regular befriending calls so that people feel connected. New needs arise when lockdown lifts We know when lockdown starts to ease that there will be a sense of relief but there may be some Islington residents who remain anxious or isolated. Our volunteers befriending service may be able to help with the following. Anxiety about going out: After months of social distancing you may feel worried about going shopping, taking part in social activities and being physically active. A sense of loss: You may be facing a loss of employment and income. Or seeing the services that you have relied on change. As a result, you may experience a sense of bereavement for the support you were previously being offered. Isolation: Activities have not yet restarted and social distancing measures are still in place. You still may not be able to see not seeing friends and family. If you or someone that you know would benefit from a volunteer befriender, then ring us on 020 3931 6080 or email us at [email protected].