- Location: Age UK
- Price: Free
Please note, this service is not available outside Age UK Worcester & Malvern Hills - Head Office's catchment area.
Befriending is available for older people who live alone, have no family living locally or feel socially isolated and lack social contact. The service will provide regular companionship to older people who best need it in the Worcester & Malvern Hills areas.
Befriending is the act of visiting an older person, who is socially isolated, in their own home. Befriending provides companionship to older people who best need it and a crucial link to the outside world.
Tele-befriending is the same as face to face befriending. The only difference being that you talk over the phone rather than through a visit at home. We use tele-befriending when you first join the scheme. This allows us to get to know you, whilst we find a suitable volunteer befriender.
How we are combatting loneliness
> We provide companionship to socially isolated older people... > We help clients develop new relationships and confidence... > We encourage participation in social activities away from home... > We provides a crucial link to outside world...
Become a befriender
Become a volunteer befriender of an older person and help us tackle loneliness. Complete our easy online application form today.