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Retired Befriending Service

We no longer offer visitor befriending services. However, if you are feeling isolated please feel free to make use of our telephone befriending service and/or join one of our social groups. 

Telephone Befriending Service

Age UK is partnered with The Silver Line to provide a telephone befriending service (Call in Time) that's available throughout England.

Our telephone befriending service offers support and companionship to people aged 60+ who are socially isolated and in need of friendship. The purpose of the weekly calls are to have a friendly, light-hearted chat to help you feel less isolated. 

Upon being signed up for this service, you will be matched with a volunteer and receive weekly phone calls lasting about half an hour. Calls are free to recipients and are delivered Monday to Friday between 9:00am and 5:00pm. Contact us for more details.

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To be signed up to this service, please get in touch.

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