Our Befriending Service is for anyone over the age of 50 living in East or West Lindsey and North Lincolnshire who suffers from isolation and would like more social contact.
How does the service work?
After an initial visit to discuss the service and requirements of the older person, we will try to find a volunteer in the local area. As soon as a suitable volunteer is identified we will get in touch to arrange an introduction by a member of the Befriending Team.
The service is available between 9am-4pm on weekdays, to be flexible for our clients and volunteers.
What support can a Befriender give?
This depends on the interests of the older person and Befriender. An agreement between the two as to which activities they wish to pursue will be discussed e.g tea and a chat, playing games such as cards or scrabble or taking up a hobby or craft together. Befrienders can also signpost to other activites in the local area, that you may wish to join independently. Befrienders are not allowed to become involved in personal care, domestic tasks, legal or financial matters, counselling or offering formal advice.
Is there a cost to the service?
There is no cost to use the Befriending Service
How do I find out more?
Other Befriending Services
The T.E.D. Befriending and Friendship Hub
The T.E.D. Befriending & Friendship Hub is a one stop shop to access befriending support and signposting to social activities available specifically in East Lindsey.
The Hub has been commissioned by the T.E.D. (Talk, Eat, Drink East Lindsey) Big Lottery project, to help reduce isolation and loneliness in older people. Age UK Lindsey is leading the scheme, and is working in partnership with T.E.D. and other service providers to provide comprehensive information about social clubs and activities throughout East Lindsey.
For more information about this service, contact our Befriending Coordinator on 01507 524242 or click here to send an email.
If you know someone who would like to be referred to our Befriending Service you can fill in our online form
Call in Time
Call In Time is a free telephone friendship service aimed at those over 60.
A friendly weekly chat over the phone can make all the difference to some. You will be matched with a trained volunteer who you can enjoy a weekly chat with at a time to suit you.
If you, or someone you know, would benefit from the additional support a telephone friendship could offer, please get in touch with our Befriending Coordinator on 01507 524242 or click here to send an email