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Having someone to talk to reduces social isolation and improves mental wellbeing. Our Befriending Service offers friendship and support to older people who may be living alone, housebound or who need extra support to help get out and about.

Why choose us?

  • Fully trained volunteers
  • Individual approach to need
  • All volunteers undergo a DBS check
  • Quality assured

"I don't know where to start to thank you for all you have done for me. You have listened to me for hours on that telephone when I did not feel I could trust anyone. Thank you for all you have done for me."

Due to Covid restrictions we are currently offering a telephone only service

  • Befriending Calls

    Regular one to one telephone calls with a matched befriender.

  • Phonelink

    Weekly wellbeing telephone call by volunteers.

  • Dementia Buddies

    Support for those living with dementia to take part in social and other activities

  • Stepping Stones

    Support and encouragement to engage or re-engage in community activities.

For more information please email or phone 01254 266620