Telephone Befriending

Telephone Befriending

What does it do?

Our free non-emergency service provides friendly and confidential support to older people over the phone who may be socially or geographically isolated.

Not having someone to talk to regularly can be lonely and isolating, particularly if you’re used to sharing your home and time with others. A friendly chat on the phone can make all the difference.

The service aims to provide social contact and help build up confidence and independence for older people who may be recovering from an illness, or experiencing a change in their life.

Who it is for?

Older people in North Yorkshire

Where it is available?

Local service (Hambleton, Harrogate, York, Craven, Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland, Richmondshire, Ryedale, Scarborough, Selby).

How to access or apply for it:

For further details please call

Harrogate - 01423 502253

Ripon - 01765 606872

Northallerton - 01609 771624


Info last updated:

9 North Park Road, Harrogate, HG1 5PD