It’s testament to the power of simple human contact, and Joseph has no intention of stopping.
“The more I do this work, the more I enjoy it. There’s no way you meet someone, and sit with them for months and then say ‘No I don’t want to do this’. That’s never going to happen to me.”
Through his work with Red Cross, Joseph currently visits three people at home.
It’s a service that provides companionship and a listening ear to people who are elderly and isolated – and it’s both an emergency back-up plan for these individuals, knowing that someone will always check in, as well as a friendly ‘hello’ to help brighten their day.