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Companionship and support for older people who are lonely or isolated.

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We offer befriending services covering Leicester city, Leicestershire county and Rutland.

Befriending involves matching an older person with a volunteer befriender who will make a telephone call or social visit to their home on a regular basis. Befrienders offer friendly conversation and a listening ear. They can also support with attending social activities and getting out and about.

We provide short term support to increase people’s confidence to get involved in their local community. All of our volunteer befrienders undergo an enhanced DBS check and are required to provide satisfactory references as part of our recruitment process.

For befriending in Leicester city and Leicestershire 

Please contact:
0116 204 6440 or

For befriending in Rutland

Please contact:
0116 204 5117 or


We are kindly supported by funders, including 
the National Lottery Community Fund, which means we can offer you the service at no cost.

Volunteer with us!

If you'd like to make a difference by supporting and encouraging an individual in your local community, we are currently looking for Befriending Volunteers.

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