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  • Location: Age UK Barnet
  • Price: Free
Call 0208 129 7607 for more info

Please note, this service is not available outside Age UK Barnet - Head Office's catchment area.

Age UK Barnet
The Ann Owens Centre
Oak Lane
N2 8LT
United Kingdom

Please be aware that we are now closed to new referrals and hope to re-open at the beginning of September. We are currently at full capacity, and it is essential that we manage the service safely.

Please note, any referrals sent in will not be opened or read and they will not be placed on a waiting list.

We strongly advise that you either refer into another service or wait until we re-open.


Our befriending service matches carefully vetted volunteers with Barnet residents over 55 who are lonely and isolated. Relationships normally involve regular phone or home visits for a chat and a laugh. Some matches may involve doing an activity, help with paperwork and modern technology

Who is the service for?

• The service is for lonely and isolated Barnet residents, aged 55 and over, who are housebound and have no regular social support.

• Our service covers the whole of the borough, but if you live in an area covered by a locally based service or require the services of an organisation that specialises in your area of need, you may be signposted or referred to that organisation.

Making a referral

If you or someone you know is interested in our Befriending Service please email us on or call Angie Daggers on 0208 129 7607. You will be sent an information pack and a referral form or fill out a referral form below and email or send it back to us.
Click the link for a referral form.

Befriending volunteering

More information on becoming a befriending volunteer