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  • Location: Age UK Bromsgrove, Redditch & Wyre Forest
  • Price: Free
Call 01527 570490 for more info

Please note, this service is not available outside Age UK Bromsgrove, Redditch and Wyre Forest - Head Office's catchment area.

Age UK Bromsgrove, Redditch & Wyre Forest
51 Windsor Street
B60 2BJ
United Kingdom

At Age UK BRWF we understand the value that people place on the ability to talk, listen and share information with another human being who they feel they can trust and rely upon, which is why our Befriending Service is such an important part our local work.

About our Service

Everyone can feel lonely now and again but, as we get older, circumstances can make it harder to get out and about, to stay in touch, or form new friendships, and being at home on your own can become especially difficult.

As part of this free service, one of our volunteers will regularly visit an older person in their own home (for a cup of tea, or to accompany them to an activity), or will phone them for a chat. The service is based on friendship and all of our volunteers have been carefully selected for the role, and are DBS (criminal records) checked.

What our Service can offer

Having the friendship and support that we need is a fundamental part of our wellbeing. Our service can offer

:• A regular visit or a telephone call for a friendly chat

• A trusted, listening ear

• Links to other local support and services

Download a copy of our latest Befriending Service leaflet (using the following link) or call our team on 01527 570490 to find out how we can help.

Tony's Story

Please watch this short video, produced by the 1st Year TV & Media student’s from Heart of Worcestershire College, to help raise awareness and support for our Befriending Service.

If you could spare an hour or so a week to help make a difference to a local person like Tony, or would like to find out more about the service, then please Contact Us for more information.

Additional Services

We also provide a Befriending for the Bereaved service (please access the Service leaflet via the link below) in addition to being involved with the Worcestershire Community Dementia Support Service. Please Contact Us if you would like more information.