Sightline North West secure 3 years funding to continue developing telephone befriending services

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Sightline is absolutely delighted to be able to announce that it has received a substantial grant from the National Lottery Reaching Communities Programme to enable the on-going delivery of its highly successful confidential telephone befriending service. The funding which runs from April 2021 until March 2024 secures the medium-term future of Sightline and will form the basis for further funding bids to secure the charity’s longer-term future.

Sightline currently operates across the North West and this will be its on-going focus during 2021. Sightline will be looking to develop its existing relationships and forge new collaborative partnerships with sight loss organisations across the region to hopefully deliver a premier befriending service to the sight loss community.

During these unprecedented times Sightline has seen a 100% increase in the number of referrals it has received. We are now supporting members of the sight loss community with a weekly phone from our highly trained and invaluable team of volunteers, with some calls lasting well in excess of an hour.

For more information see www.sightline.org.uk or contact Ian Edwards, Sightline Services Manager on 07838 208588.

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