The Police Service have granted SpeakUpCIC £500 to run a buddy service. We will run a network of buddies who we will provide with a phone. Our members will be able to contact these buddies when they need someone to talk to, and it will allow the buddies to check up on our members if they drop off the radar for a time. The hope is that this project will help to reduce social isolation as well as help safeguard those that are most vulnerable. If you would like to become a buddy, or have any suggestions for the project, contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01843 448384.