CARM and Givaudan an Ashford based fragrance/scent and flavour manufacturing company have  developed a successful and thriving partnership since 2016.  https://www.givaudan.com/our-company/about-givaudan
Givaudan staff kindly donate their time to make telephone calls to housebound isolated older people in their homes, providing them with friendship, conversation and a listening ear. 

CARM coordinates, matching Givaudan staff with clients, making the initial introductions, providing training for the befrienders and being on hand to support the relationship as it develops long term.  


Givaudan staff enjoy supporting CARM’s cause of brightening the lives of lonely people, it is indeed a win-win cause.

A few words to sum up the Partnership with Givaudan from Laura Mills
For me, our partnership adds to my satisfaction at work. It gives me something outside of my routine role to look forward to and it feels positive knowing you have had communication with someone who is lacking social interactions.  It brightens my day’