Brigitte Trust

The Brigitte Trust - Covid 19 – Telephone support – could you help us?

In response to the Coronavirus outbreak, the Brigitte Trust is expanding its current telephone support service to offer emotional support to any adult in Surrey who is vulnerable, lonely, isolated, bereaved or a carer needing regular support at the end of the telephone line.

Referrals are increasing, we are reaching capacity, and we need more help.

How you will join us?

We’re planning regular online training courses to enable new volunteers to join our emotional support service by phone. Volunteers will need to join two 90-minute training sessions on Zoom, and ongoing support will be available to you from our experienced team.

The next training session will be on Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th January at 10am with another course planned for February and one for March.

We’re looking for volunteers who are empathetic, kind, caring, supportive and good listeners, with time to spare for people truly in need of a friendly voice.  

Could that be you?

To find out more, click on the "Fill in an Application Form button"

Mission Statement

The Brigitte Trust is a Queen's Award registered charity offering a free service of emotional support and practical help.  The service is normally offered face-to-face in the home supporting people and their carers when a life-threatening illness such as Cancer or Motor Neurone Disease has been diagnosed. Currently, and since first lockdown, our volunteers are offering telephone support, though in time we hope to return to the home visiting for which we are widely known. The Brigitte Trust is a trusted partner of Surrey County Council and over 400 referrals have been received from Community Responders throughout Surrey.  More volunteers are needed now to support people who have received a late diagnosis or delayed treatment.