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Are you aged 65+ and live in Redcar and Cleveland? Do you live alone, have little or no contact from family and friends and have difficulty accessing social groups? If yes, our free Befriending Service can arrange for a volunteer to:

  • Visit an older person in their own home
  • Have a friendly chat over a cup of tea / coffee
  • Offer friendship and a listening ear
  • Assist with. small daily living tasks
  • Accompany clients on short walks, outings or to local social activity groups.

If you would like to make a referral to the Befriending Service or are interested in becoming a Befriending Volunteer, please contact:

Sandra Blades - Befriending Co-ordinator on:
07921 464114  or  01642 063 878

Client Quotes about Volunteer Befrienders

Mr L –‘John’s visits have kept me entertained. We’ve chatted about so much in recent weeks’

Mrs F – ‘I sometimes can’t be bothered to get out of bed. The day Carol visits is different’

Mr M – ‘I’m getting out more since Malcolm has been visiting. I knew I could do it but I just didn’t have the confidence.

Mrs M – ‘Tracey is great. I’ve been out and about more and feel like my life has a bit more going on now. New company, chatting, popping out for a coffee – I really enjoy it.’

Case Study

Read how our service helped Myra