Befriending Service

Is befriending suitable for you?

Our service is open to anyone in later life who is experiencing isolation and loneliness and seeking a companion to help ease the feelings of sadness and anxiety.

If you are interested in starting a new friendship through us, you will need to:

∙ Be aged 60+
∙ Have access to a telephone (this can be landline or mobile)
∙ Be able to commit to a weekly or fornightly routine for scheduled home visits or telephone calls


What do we offer?

Telephone Befriending
Clients will be matched with one of our volunteers for regular chats over the phone. Your befriender will be there for you to confide in, to alleviate stress and loneliness.

Home Visits
One of our volunteers will arrange to meet in your home on a regular basis. They will provide you with support with shopping or preparing meals while also engaging in friendly conversations.

Service statistics
Usually replies in 1 minute
100% of referrals accepted
Connecting with others
Services for older people
Additional needs catered for:
Physical disability friendly
Takes place in the client’s home
Waiting list (weeks): 2
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