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Alleviate loneliness and restore confidence by using our befriending service.

Old man alone

If you are aged 60+, live alone and are feeling lonely, or you have lost confidence in going out and about, this service may be for you. A befriending volunteer will visit you once a week, for an hour or so, for a cup of tea and a chat, for at least 6 months. The befriender could also go out for a walk with you, or to a café if you prefer. This service aims to alleviate loneliness, restore confidence and build social networks.

Languages Available: Various

Contact: The Befriending Team

Phone: 0208 558 8716


Monday - Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm