Call & Care
Call and Care is a new initiative from Premier providing resources to support and encourage Community Groups (churches and other organisations) to train and equip local volunteers to make contact by telephone with people in their communities.
Many people in our society today are isolated and lonely. The number of people and the intensity of isolation has been exacerbated by the circumstances surrounding the pandemic and varying stages of lockdown.
In a recent survey, more than a quarter of people could not recall the last time anyone outside their family had asked how they were.
This is where the Church and local community organisations can be part of the answer and show the love of Jesus by reaching out to those in need of a listening ear and someone to talk to bringing encouragement, hope and a sense of belonging.
The twelve videos of the Call and Care initiative consider issues such as:
the need for someone to talk to
confidentiality and safeguarding
selecting the right team members
how to be a good listener
mental health issues
and support for caller-makers.
Also two modules specifically giving a Christian context, covering prayer and issues of faith.
You can download all the resources from the Call and Care training. All resources are in PDF format.
It’s Good to Talk
With the virus spreading and lockdown’s becoming the new norm, the ability to interact with others outside our household/bubble has been restricted. Each local situation is different and the details will differ but through these Call and Care videos we aim to offer a framework of ideas to encourage safe supportive contact to be put in place.
Do not Take your Own Agenda
Agenda- It is easy to lead the conversation and create the agenda of the call. However the person at the other end of the call should decide what they want to talk about. This video talks you through how to guide and a not create the agenda.
Finding Faith in Uncertainty
During these uncertain times, with loss and life and not knowing what the future holds has left many of us feeling vulnerable, and had our faith tested. This video explores how to find faith and the listen to the different responses to the current climate.
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About Call & Care
Developed by Jonathan Clark, Director of Premier Lifeline: the National Christian Helpline, Call and Care is a series of videos and written materials to equip the setting up and support of a team of call-making volunteers.
Jonathan Clark, Director of Premier Lifeline: the National Christian Helpline
That all those who are isolated are provided with the opportunity of a regular personal call from a friend, neighbour, family member or volunteer.
To encourage people to make contact with and support those who are isolated by means of the telephone (and other appropriate media), through organised local Call and Care Teams delivered by Community Groups (churches and other organisations).
The local Church identifies a coordinator/core group and a team of call-makers who will work under their leadership to call out to an identified list of people on a regular basis to check-in with them and be there for them.