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Dorset’s Befrienders Trained To Identify Residents In Need

A befriending service for Dorset’s elderly or vulnerable self-isolating residents is likely to continue into the next year.

Volunteers are making frequent phone calls to help tackle loneliness. Dorset councillor Laura Miller says that the helpers are now being encouraged to listen for certain words which could indicate that the resident requires extra help.

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