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February 2020 Community Companions 

Community Companions are currently developing a volunteer-led initiative across Mid Devon to help reduce isolation and loneliness within older people.

The project - known as Community Companions - primary focus is to recruit and train small teams of volunteers to provide companion support to the most isolated within their own communities. The more local the focus the better. Royal Voluntary Service provides all the background support, DBS’s, safeguarding and training services for the volunteers to facilitate such activity to happen safely.

We are currently looking to promote the attached information on the project throughout Mid Devon. The aim would be to attract volunteers to join the project and establish a local support network that can then reach out to help the most isolated.