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Our Befriending Service provides friendship and support for older people in the community to ensure that they do not become lonely or socially isolated.

Age UK West Sussex, Brighton & Hove can help you or an isolated person you know find a friend who will speak to them on the telephone and provide a friendly ear.

Having someone to talk to can make a difference particularly for those who re housebound or have mobility issues.

We offer a free telephone friendship service that matches volunteers with older members of the public to have a weekly 20 minutes minimum chat together. Our volunteer telephone befrienders are all DBS security checked and will contact you weekly on a day or days that suit you.

Service availability

We are currently only offering a Telephone Befriending service due to coronavirus restrictions.

These services are available to residents of West Sussex, Brighton & Hove

Due to Coronavirus our services are under constant review and are subject to change. For the latest information on services where you live please contact us.

tel: 0800 019 1310


Who is the service for?

Anyone living in the West Sussex, Brighton and Hove area aged 50+ who feels lonely and unable to leave their home.

Contact Head Office

0800 019 1310

Open 9am to 5.00pm Monday to Thursday and to 4.30 on Fridays.

Age UK West Sussex, Brighton and Hove
Suite 2, First Floor
Anchor Springs
BN17 6BP