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When was the last time you called someone to check in on them?
Call5 is a Covid-19 response from Premier Lifeline: the National Christian Helpline to alleviate isolation during the lockdown, which received funding from the UK Government Coronavirus Emergency Fund.
It is a Campaign launched in December 2020 where everyone is encouraged to sign up and commit to call five people they know.
Call5 has been promoted through all aspects of the media – on-air, via emails, online, social media, in print – to reach as many people as possible. A specially made video on Facebook received 115,000 views alone.
The initiative aims to encourage everyone to consider who they know from among their friends, family and community who would welcome a telephone call, a friendly voice and someone to talk to during this challenging time. Just that sense of company is so important to someone who is feeling isolated. It really helps to feel remembered.
All are asked to choose 5 people – from their friends, family, and other contacts – and to commit to call them regularly to ensure they know someone is there for them. Although this is primarily a telephone-based project, it also includes contact through Skype, FaceTime, text, email or whatever the preferred contact method is for the people involved.
We have five digits on each hand – looking at our hands is an easy reminder to call, by allocating a person to each digit. For the enthusiastic, there is always a second hand to use to identify five more people to call!
Through Call5, we aim to encourage increased contact across the country, a significant reduction in isolation and loneliness, and an increased sense of belonging to a wider family and community.
Even as we come out of lockdown there are still many who feel isolated and alone. Would you like to be a part of the Call5 movement? For information and to sign up for Call5, please visit www.call5.co.uk.
Call5 has reached hundreds of thousands of people with its message by one means or other, and if each of these made only one call in response then the impact has been immense! If, as we asked, they called five or more people then the number of people helped will have been over the million.
”A great initiative God has given Premier. I was able to connect with a family member recently to check on how they’re managing.”
“All of these calls are very worthwhile and it makes you realise how lucky we are to have a close knit family”
“I have made it my duty to call/message at least three people every day to check on them. Not a day goes by without me calling someone to see if they are ok”.
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.Philippians 2 v. 3-4