Connect Newham - Telephone and In-Person Befriending

Connect Newham: Telephone and In Person Befriending for 18+ residents of Newham.

Our "Connect Newham" Befriending Service brings local people together through conversation so they can stay positive and connected. You will be matched with a " befriender" who will call you at an agreed time or go with you to a local community activity or even just go for a walk together.

Waiting lists for telephone is around 1-2 weeks, for in person it depends on post code/availability/needs. 

Now in its second successful year, Connect Newham brings local people together through conversation over the phone or in-person, so they can stay positive and connected to share stories, useful information and
laughter together.

Service access criteria: Residents of Newham, Age 18+, Experiencing feelings of loneliness and isolation
Connecting with nature
Connecting with others
Healthy lifestyle
Services for older people
Additional needs catered for:
Wheelchair accessible
Learning difficulty friendly
Physical disability friendly
Non English speaking friendly
Waiting list (weeks): 2
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