1.4 million people are experiencing loneliness and isolation. We want to help change this.
At Age UK Lincoln and South Lincolnshire one of the ways we try to combat loneliness in later life is through our befriending services.
We offer 2 different types of befriending:
Face to Face Befriending
Our volunteers provide regular contact with an older person in their home. Whether it’s a cup of tea and a chat or a game of dominoes; the service provides companionship to some of the most isolated in our community.
Telephone Friendship Calls
A volunteer befriender will telephone an older person at an agreed time for a chat. These calls are made from one of our offices in Lincoln or Boston
Who is the service for?
Our Befriending Service is for anyone over the age of 50 living in Lincoln and South Lincolnshire, who is housebound and would benefit from friendship and companionship. As there is a high demand for these services we prioritise people who do not have relatives or friends living nearby and do not find it easy to leave their home, perhaps due to ill health or disability.
How much does it cost?
We do not make a charge for this service.
Could you join our team of Befrienders?
We are actively seeking volunteers to support this service
How do I access the service?
How do I access the service? Please call us on 01522 696000 or contact us by email firstname.lastname@example.org