We all know what it's like to feel lonely, but did you know that around 1 million older people regularly go an entire month without speaking to anyone?
Our Befriending Service offers a vital lifeline to many older people who would otherwise feel totally lonely and isolated due to living alone or being housebound.
How does it work?
We match a registered volunteer with an older person to provide friendship and companionship.
Once introduced, the volunteer and older person spend time together on a weekly basis and enjoy a chat and a cup of tea, or maybe a stroll to the local park or shops.
If you wish to have a befriender to visit, please download our referral form or get in touch:
Working in partnership with Trent & Dove Housing and the Consolidated Charity of Burton upon Trent, we welcome anyone aged over 50 to come along to our social clubs offering refreshments, activities and friendship.
Horninglow Social Club - every Tuesday
10:30 am - 12:30 pm in Dove & Meadow Court, Church View, DE13 0QR
Winshill Social Club - every Thursday
10:30 am - 12:30 pm in Elizabeth Court, Brough Road, DE15 0EG