Living with Parkinson’s, or caring for someone who does, can feel isolating. But you’re not alone.
A regular chat with someone who really listens
This service is completely free, and you can refer yourself or someone you care for. Once signed up, you’ll be matched with a friendly volunteer who has similar interests to you. They’ll call you every 1 or 2 weeks, depending on your preference, for a casual chat about anything you like.
All volunteers are fully trained and will be familiar with Parkinson's, but you don't have to talk about the condition during your calls.
To use the service, you must be:
- a person with Parkinson’s, or a carer of someone with the condition
- over the age of 60
- confident using a telephone.
What our community thinks
After talking to [my companion], I can feel that heavy weight rising. I look forward to the calls and always feel better after we have chatted.
It's just like she's my big sister. We talk about football, family and this that and the other. We have jokes about all sorts of things.
My life is a lot happier because I get to speak to [my companion] towards the end of each week.
[My companion] is such a force for good in my life and he is really making a difference. Usually, I feel desperately depressed. Talking to [my companion], I feel like that's uplifted.