Younger women with older woman in garden having a cup of teaOur befriending and telephone befriending services offer support and companionship to older people who are socially isolated and in need of friendship.

Befriending (Face-to-Face)

Our visitor Befriending service is only available in St Helens which has many socially isolated and lonely older people in its borough. Age UK Mid Mersey in St Helens aims to reduce the effect of social isolation by enabling older people to meet other people in their local community.

Befriending (Telephone Service)

Where we are unable to provide Visitor befrienders, we do also have access to our national Age UK telephone befriending service “A Call In Time”. Contact us for details.

By visiting or telephoning each week can help to promote better awareness of other suitable services for those who are housebound.

Referrals can be made by a Health Care Worker, Neighbour, family, friend or by yourself.

For more information about the service, please contact us using the number below.


Befriending and telephone befriending

Phone: 01744 752 644

Our visitor befriending service is only available in the St Helens area; however, we have access also to Age UK's telefriending service "A call in Time".