Help for isolated

AN “URGENT” call has gone out for befriending volunteers in Belper.

The Amber Valley Community Voluntary Service (AVCVS) said it desperately needs more people to come forward to provide the service - which offers companionship and support for socially isolated people living in their own home.

Mandy Rafferty, community and marketing development worker, for AVCVS, said: “As little as one hour of your time could make all the difference. We have a number of people in the Amber Valley area who are waiting for someone to talk to.”

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