Our three-year partnership with Barclays is enabling us to meet demand for our services and reach those most at risk.
Barclays is supporting Samaritans’ response to Coronavirus, helping the charity to be there for those most at risk, both now and in the future.
The partnership is part of Barclays’ £100m Covid-19 Community Aid Package, which the bank launched in April in response to the pandemic.
As a bank we have been doing all we can for our customers, clients and colleagues, and we hope that by partnering with Samaritans and many other charities across the UK, collectively we can ensure that as many people as possible in the communities in which we live and work are supported through this crisis.
Nigel Higgins, Barclays Chairman
The strategic partnership will see Barclays help grow and expand our emotional support service, through a range of new and existing programmes of work including new digital and volunteering initiatives.
Barclays staff will have the opportunity to volunteer with Samaritans as part of the partnership, either by providing emotional support as listening volunteers or by contributing as support volunteers.
With Barclays’ support, Samaritans will continue to respond to anyone struggling to cope in the UK and Ireland via telephone, email, letter and face-to-face (currently suspended due to Coronavirus).
Our strategic three-year partnership with Barclays will help us to meet demand for our services, increase our capacity to support people who contact us, and help us recruit more volunteers to deliver our life-saving services.
Gareth Germer, Chief Operating Officer, Samaritans
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