We offer support and company by means of trained volunteers. Our programme promotes and builds a community support network in which different agents interact.
This community network is made up of:
Coordinating organisations. These promote and ensure the implementation and quality of the programme in a particular region by interacting with all the involved institutions and working to make them more dynamic.
Caregiving organisations. Examples of caregiving organisations include hospitals, nursing homes, community health and social centres, health centres and social services. They ensure that comprehensive care is provided to recipients for their well-being. To this end, they are responsible for identifying people in situations of loneliness and their needs, prescribing volunteer support and companionship, reporting on their evolution and monitoring their well-being.
Volunteering organisations. These are responsible for recruiting and training volunteers to provide companionship to people in need. Volunteering organisations support volunteers in their daily work through training and monitoring programmes, thus guaranteeing the quality of the company that is provided.
Wider community. These are the other organisations, institutions and people that help to raise social awareness about loneliness as well as helping to identify possible situations in which the programme could be of help.
Support and companionship is free and provided in person or online, adapting to the needs of each person and situation.
The initiative was launched in 2016 and has not stopped growing. More than 18,000 people already receive support from a team made up of over 800 volunteers together with more than 150 caregiving organisations and over 60 volunteering organisations. We want to continue providing support and company to all those in need, because we believe that having companionship at the end of life is everyone’s right.