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Travelling Companionship

  • Location: Age UK Norfolk
  • Price: Free
Call 0300 500 1217 for more info

Age UK Norfolk
Henderson Business Centre
51 Ivy Road
Norwich
Norfolk
NR5 8BF
United Kingdom

Our service matches lonely and isolated older people with a trained volunteer travelling companion. We aim to reduce loneliness amongst lonely and socially isolated older people by helping them to reconnect with their local communities, friends, and family, and to help them to take steps in leaving their homes to use public transport, community transport, and taxis. It will also support them in walking and cycling, and help them to address the barriers they face in going out, such as anxiety and a lack of confidence. Their companion will accompany them on journeys and provide empowering support to enable them to be to able to take the journey alone eventually. This Support is expected to last for 6-8 weeks as our aim is to increase confidence levels and to reduce the anxiety that many older people now experience after such a prolonged period of isolation during the Covid pandemic.

We offer this service across the whole of Norfolk

Opening Hours: Monday-Friday 9am to 5pm

Travelling Companionship Referral

To make a referral please complete our referral form or for more information please email travellingcompanionship@ageuknorfolk.org.uk or call our advice line 0300 500 1217

https://www.ageuk.org.uk/bp-assets/globalassets/norfolk/original-blocks/our-services/age-uk-norfolk-travelling-companionship-referral-form-11.22.docx

Please click this link to see a short video about the service

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTbzr2VA_9I