Age UK - Sharing Time

At Age UK, we're here to help. We believe No One Should Have No One. We offer practical support and help to make social connections to reduce feelings of loneliness or isolation. We aim to reduce loneliness and social isolation in later life by sharing time together, providing friendship and support. 

Sharing Time is our volunteer home visiting service that shares valuable time between a volunteer and our service user, building friendships and relationships of trust, supports mental well-being and prevention of social isolation, We have over 450 volunteers that commit to a minimum of 1hr visit a week.

A volunteer can offer:

  • Conversation - listening and talking.
  • Sharing reminiscence - looking at photos.
  • Play board & card games, share crosswords & puzzles.
  • Read post, help with correspondence and make phone calls.
  • Provide a link to other services and support

A volunteer cannot:
Do housework, shopping or gardening, deal with money or bills or provide any personal care. If you require these services please contact our Information and Advice helpline on 0300 666 9860.

What to expect from us:

  • A weekly home visit, or telephone call.
  • Volunteers who are carefully screened.
  • The same volunteer to visit you.
  • Personal information to be kept in confidence.
  • To be respected and valued as an individual.
  • Contact with a named Age UK employee regarding the Sharing Time service.
Service access criteria: Normally the service is for people aged 65+ or caring for someone who is 65+ in Cambridge and Peterborough
Day centres
Assisted garden maintenance
Bereavement support
Care at home
Mobile meals
Mental health support
Additional needs catered for:
Dementia friendly
Key words - separate with a comma: Age UK Cambridge, isolation reduction