No one should have no one - that's why we are here.
The Befriending Service helps and supports over 55s to live independently by providing regular contact to help them to reduce any loneliness and social isolation. The service aims to support individuals to make meaningful and lasting connections within their local communities.
That’s why our befrienders are so important. A regular call from a volunteer really can make a big difference to older people’s lives.
Support is provided on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis to suit individual and specific needs for up to 6 months. Where an individual is housebound we will consider offering more longer term support, as required. We assess each individual’s needs before making a decision whether our Befriending Service is the most suitable. It may be for example, that someone with a specific diagnosis or condition would benefit from one of our other services or support from other organisations. If this is the case we will signpost the individual accordingly.
Our service may be delivered in a variety of ways for example:
- Home visits
- Introduction to local activities
- Short trips out
- Telephone befriending support
- Short walks around the local area
All our volunteers and staff are DBS checked and reliable.
What about referrals?
Anyone can make a referral to this service.
Am I eligible?
The service is available to anyone over 55 living in Warwickshire affected by loneliness or isolation.
Talk to us about the support we can offer
Rugby and Warwick District: 01788552545
North Warwickshire, Nuneaton and Bedworth: 07799767204
Stratford District: 07788317919 Email: Befriending@ageukwarks.org.uk
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer befriender please contact us on the details provided above.