Befriending

Befriending service in Westminster

What does it do?

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

Age UK Westminster can help you, or an isolated person you know, to find a friend who will come and visit once or twice a week. Perhaps for a chat and a cup of tea, or as company on a walk, or perhaps on an outing to the theatre. A helping hand or a listening ear can make a difference particularly for those that are housebound or have mobility difficulties.

As little as 1 hour per week can make such a huge difference to quality of life for older residents. Making new friendships and relationships, this role is enjoyed equally by the volunteers who help support the service. Feedback from both recipients and volunteers has highlighted solid relationship building, and good improvements in wellbeing levels.

Who it is for?

We target those older people that are most isolated and most lonely

Where it is available?

Local service (Westminster).

How to access or apply for it:

See contact details above

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Info last updated:

24/04/2016