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Having the friendship and support that we need is a fundamental part of our wellbeing

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.

  • 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
  • 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

  • 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 or call our team on 01527 570490 to find out how we can help.

We also provide a Befriending for the Bereaved service.

Tony's Story

Watch this 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 across North Worcestershire. 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 find out more.

Find out more about our Befriending Service

Contact us on 01527 570490 or email: enquiries@ageukbrwf.org.uk - we are here to help

Can you help us to make a difference for older people?

Find out more about Befriending and our other Volunteering Opportunities across North Worcestershire