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No one should have no one - that's why we are here.

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The Befriending Service helps and supports over 70s to live independently by providing regular contact to help them to reduce any loneliness and social isolation.

That's why our befrienders are so important. A regular visit from a volunteer really can make a big difference to older people's lives.

A home visit is provided on a weekly or fortnightly basis by a Befriending Volunteer. All our volunteers and staff are DBS checked. Our Befrienders are not professional advisers or care workers and so they will not be able to give specific advice or undertake personal care tasks.

There is no cost for this service however we do request a donation.

Criteria:

This scheme is much in demand so we do need to give priority to those people who do not have other regular visitors.

  • Age 70 and over
  • Living in Coventry & Warwickshire
  • Housebound
  • Have no family living locally
  • Do not receive regular visits from family/friends

Dementia:

We are unable to accept referrals for this service where there is a diagnosis of Dementia. However, there are a number of other services which may be of assistance to anyone affected by Dementia including carers, family and friends.

These include Information and Advice, Legal Clinics, Helping Hand and Home Support, Dementia Support Services etc

Click here for our full range of services

Who can make a referral?

Anyone can make a referral to this service.

Am I eligible?

Please see criteria section above.

For more Information

If you live in Coventry - Phone: 02476 7643 3977 Email:friendship@ageukcovwarks.org.uk

If you live in Warwickshire - Phone: 01926 458113 Email:Befriending@ageukcovwarks.org.uk

Volunteering:

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer befriender please contact us on the details provided above.

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