What is befriending?
Our ONE-TO-ONE Befriending volunteers help to combat loneliness and isolation by making regular visits to older people in their homes, providing companionship and a listening ear.
Who is the service for?
This service is open to residents of Kensington & Chelsea who are aged 55 and over, housebound and are struggling with isolation due to being unable to leave their property. If you are mobile or has specialist needs, you may find more suitable services below.
Who do I contact?
If you think you or someone you know would benefit from a volunteer Befriender, please contact Will Porter on 020 8969 9105 (Pressing Option 6) or by email email@example.com
For Professionals, please find our Befriending Referral form here.
Call in Time telephone befriending
Call in Time is a free telephone befriending service run by Age UK national. They can arrange for a friendly volunteer to call you every week for 30 minutes.
Become a Befriending volunteer
You could help make a real difference to the life of a lonely older person by becoming a befriending volunteer. To find out more about this, and all our other volunteering opportunities, click here.