Befriending schemeOffering a friendly chat and a listening ear for those at risk of loneliness or social isolation.

Not having someone to talk to regularly can be lonely and isolating, particularly if you’re used to sharing your home and time with others. A friendly chat on the phone can make all the difference.


Our Telephone Befriending service provides social support and friendship by offering a regular call from one of our volunteers who can provide a listening ear, emotional support and signposting to other services. We are able to provide telephone befriending in several languages apart from English, including Gujarati and Hindi.


Our volunteers can provide valuable weekly telephone contact at a time that suits you.