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No one should have no one - that's why we are here.

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The Befriending Service helps and supports over 70s to live independently by providing regular contact to help them to reduce any loneliness and social isolation.

That's why our befrienders are so important. A regular call from a volunteer really can make a big difference to older people's lives.

A home visit is provided on a weekly or fortnightly basis by a Befriending Volunteer. All our volunteers and staff are DBS checked.

There is no cost for this service however we do request a donation.

Criteria:

  • Age 70+
  • Living in Warwickshire
  • For individuals who do not receive regular visits from family/friends

Unfortunately we are unable to provide the service where there is a diagnosis of dementia, life limiting conditions or mental health issues. There are however a number of more appropriate services across Warwickshire (charges may apply). To find out more please view:

What about referrals?

Anyone can make a referral to this service.

Am I eligible?

The service is available to anyone over 70 living in Warwickshire affected by loneliness or isolation.

Contact us:

Talk to us about the support we can offer
Rugby and Warwick District:      01788552545
North Warwickshire, Nuneaton and Bedworth:      07799767204
Stratford District:      07788317919                 

Email: Befriending@ageukwarks.org.uk

Volunteering:

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer befriender please contact us on the details provided above.

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