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Sharing Time (Telephone Befriending)

  • Location: Age UK Cheshire
  • Price: Free
Call 01606 305012 for more info

Age UK Cheshire
Barbers Lane
United Kingdom

** Currently the Telephone Befriending Service has reached capacity and is currently not in a position to take on new referrals for the service or to recruit new Volunteers. We will update when the situation changes, but in the meantime we will endeavour to signpost you on to another organisation.**

Sharing Time is a telephone befriending project that works across the whole of Cheshire, matching people over 50 who may not get the opportunity for a regular friendly chat with one of our friendly telephone volunteers.

Sign up for regular phone calls

We've all experienced loneliness at some point – especially since the start of the pandemic. Today, 4 out of 10 older people aged 65 and over say that they have often or sometimes felt lonely. That’s almost 4 million older people for whom loneliness is a daily reality.

If you feel like you could benefit from a regular phone call, are over 50 and live in Cheshire, please get in touch and contact Age UK Cheshire on 01606 305012 or email

Help an older person have the confidence to know they're not alone

If you have an hour to spare each week, why not become a volunteer befriender? Not only will you hear the amazing stories of an older person by providing a friendly call, your support can make all the difference. 225,000 older people across the UK often go a whole week without speaking to anyone at all.

We will match you with an older person who would benefit from having a regular chat once a week over a cup of tea. This can be more or less, depending on what you both agree. All we ask is that you can commit to a minimum of one hour per week. This could be a weekday or at a weekend. You will need to be over 18, can commit to 1 hour per week and complete our volunteer induction remotely, at your own convenience.

To sign up for volunteering, please email