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A free befriending service helping older people in Ealing to engage with their community.

Neighbourly Connectors

Our aim is to match a weekly befriender to an older person to help them have the confidence they need to step into their community.

Would you like to take up a new activity or pursue an old hobby, or head out and visit a place of interest? Or maybe you just want to do some shopping, or have a chat over a cup of coffee?

All our befrienders are volunteers who are police checked and trained by Age UK Ealing. They are committed to connecting you with your community, empowering, and fostering your independence.

The Service is offered to people who:

  • Are usually over 65
  • Live alone
  • Don’t have any regular visitors
  • Would like to get out and reconnect with the local community.

Companionship and Support

Our befrienders can provide weekly visits to:

  • Have a chat over a cup of tea or coffee.
  • Accompany outings to the shops, social activities, or local events.
  • Accompany trips to medical appointments, local health promotion talks or health checks.
  • Help with paperwork and IT
  • Help find other services and resources.

This sounds great, what do I do next?

If you would like to access this service yourself, refer a friend or relative, or if you are a health and social care professional, or voluntary agency, contact us on 02085782712, select option 2 or you can fill out our referral form below and email it to

Telephone Support and Neighbourly Connectors Referral Form.docx

Why not volunteer as a befriender? – help us make Ealing a great place to grow older!

Volunteering is hugely rewarding. It is an opportunity to ‘give back’ to your community and make a real difference to other people’s lives.

We welcome volunteers of all ages and backgrounds. All you need is to be able to spare some your time.

Become a Volunteer Befriender