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Age UK Hertfordshire Befriending Services are entirely free, available throughout Hertfordshire, and aim to ease loneliness and isolation for people aged 50 and over. Options include both Telephone and Home Befriending depending on your individual situation.  Our Befriending volunteers are all carefully checked and fully trained and we try to match people with similar interests so there's always something to talk about.

Telephone Befriending

Our Telephone Befriending Service offers the chance to share a friendly chat on the telephone with a weekly call from one of our volunteers.

Home Befriending

Our face-to-face Befriending Service offers companionship through a weekly home visit; you'll be matched to a volunteer who will be happy to share a joke, reminisce, and listen to any worries.    

How do I sign up?

You can refer yourself, or alternatively your loved ones or other organisations such as social services can put you in touch with our team. Once you have been referred to us, our Befriending Coordinators will arrange a visit to discuss your needs and to explain more about the service.

For more information please call your local coordinator:

 

East Herts and Broxbourne 

Telephone: 01992 631989

[This number is temporarily out of service - please call 01462 446095]

North Herts and Stevenage  

Telephone: 01462 446095

St Albans, Harpenden and Hertsmere    

Telephone: 01727 859583

Watford and Three Rivers

Telephone: 01923 256361

Welwyn Hatfield

Telephone: 01707 375814