“I suffer with chronic fatigue and I had a stroke a couple of years ago. It has taken a toll on my body so I struggle each and every day. At one point I felt I just wanted to die. Lockdown felt like a horror movie where the world is going to end. I was scared about my health. I stopped everybody who used to come and help me out. I didn’t want anybody in the house. I used to panic when my shopping came. I tried to wash everything. With everything else I was going through; I really, really felt it.
Bridget has helped me by calling me, checking on me, and giving me time. She talks to me, she gives me encouragement. She always says to call her if I get down and things. Bridget is understanding, she sounds like she really cares. She makes me feel…special. She tells me “don’t give up just yet, see if you can hang on in there”.
I’m not healthy in my body but I’m feeling a lot healthier in my head. I feel my exhaustion but I’m still smiling. And I’m looking forward to having my carpet changed because my carpet is from 2005 and it’s really old. It’s gathering and I trip on it.”
– Annetha, aged 62, Telephone Befriending client
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