What is befriending?
Age UK offers two different types of befriending services:
- Face-to-face befriending- where a volunteer befriender visits an older person in their home, perhaps for a cup of tea and a chat, or accompanies them to an activity (such as a trip to a café or the theatre).
- Telephone befriending- where a volunteer befriender will phone an older person at an agreed time for a chat once a week.
With both types of befriending each older person is matched with a befriender who has similar interests. They will provide friendly conversation and companionship on a regular basis over a long period of time.
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