May 29th 2018
The Chinese Positive Aging Charitable Trust: New Telephone Befriending Line Service
The Chinese Positive Aging Charitable Trust has recently launched a new Telephone Befriending Line Service (TBLS). The TBLS service aims to assist Chinese older people to combat loneliness and to maintain their mental well-being. The service is provided by specially trained volunteers who speak a range of Chinese languages.
Referred clients are contacted by trained volunteers to listen to their concerns; to provide culturally appropriate support and to provide friendly chat with confidentiality.
The service is free to people who are:
- Chinese and aged 65 or over
- Willing to talk and without a hearing problem
- Feeling lonely and isolated
- Able to use a telephone
Referral criteria: self–referral or referred through family and friends and health professionals
Contact 022 479 3225 OR 09 624 1368 (voice mail)