“I asked for support from Lift Up/Talk Together and was able to choose a volunteer who I didn’t know. It was during 2020, a family member had died from Covid and my children were both home in the first lockdown. I felt that I had to support the home workers and hide my overwhelming grief.
My volunteer was wonderful. She listened to me, made helpful suggestions and, as thalidomide survivors, we really bonded over shared experiences. She was firm, but fair, and helped me to begin to do more self-care and to set personal boundaries. I was missing my friends and it was lovely to have a phone call once a week.
The Trust was a wonderful and discreet link between me and my volunteer. The service was completely reliable but it allowed flexibility if I was away from base to miss a session. I would whole heartedly recommend the Lift Up/Talk Together service.”