Ami is an online service that makes it easy to find people in your community who need a little help and support. It might be doing the shopping, getting to appointments or being someone to chat with, over a cup of tea. Ami will show you what’s needed near you and help you to register with a local voluntary organisation.
The majority of British people have experienced loneliness and also know someone who is lonely, according to new research commissioned by The Campaign to End Loneliness. In a survey, 84% of British people said they have felt lonely, with 13% feeling lonely “all of the time” and 64% knowing someone who is lonely.
Find people to do fun stuff with. A walk in the park or going out for coffee, it’s even better when you have others to share it with.
Ami is new and we’re running a pilot in parts of Oxfordshire until the end of September 2016, but we’ll be national soon! We’ll be growing and adding more features and partners to the website each month. If your organisation would like to join Ami and use it to recruit volunteers to help with Good Neighbour type tasks, then please contact us.