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Telephone Befriending Service

The Telephone Befriending service aims to reduce loneliness for people aged 50 or over, by providing a regular telephone call at a time which is convenient to the person. The regular telephone call allows the person to enjoy general conversation on subjects that interest them. The telephone calls are made from Age UK Hull by Telephone Befriending Volunteers. Each Volunteer receives training on telephone befriending and listening skills.

Home Visiting Befriending Service

The ‘Good Neighbour Scheme’ is a project that takes place within Hull and the East Riding offering face to face support to older individuals in the comfort of their own home. Our trained volunteers are matched to the service user and provide regular friendship visits with the aim of reducing the feelings of social isolation and loneliness.

We have partnered with East Yorkshire Busses to bring chatting and advice to older people in our area. We are always looking for new Befriending Volunteers. Why not come and say hello the next time we do it. You can see the news article from ITV here.

We also run various befriending social groups at Age UK Hull. Click below for more details.

Social Groups

Resources for befrienders

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Volunteer diary sheets PDF Excel

East Riding Befriending is funded by Anna Maria Charitable Trust (CAF) administered by Two Ridings Community Foundation.

Hull Befriending is funded by Hull City Council and the National Lottery Community Fund