Helping Friend

A Personal Arranger you can trust and turn to for anything at any time

What does it do?

Helping Friend is a local service which helps you live an engaging life and gives weekly support to arrange any help you need and things you’d like to do.

A local person from Helping Friend can find and arrange opportunities for you to meet like-minded people, arrange any help at home and activities you’d like to do and be there at the end of the phone and for a weekly visit for anything you want to talk through.

The service gives the opportunity for older people living alone to keep an independent, happy and active lifestyle with the continuous support of their own personal arranger.

How It Works:

There would be an initial phone call and informal visit to chat through what you’re looking for and what would work for you.

A local person from Helping Friend can then be in weekly contact by phone or visit and arrange things you need or would like to do in the community or just enjoy some company and a chat! It’s totally up to you as this is a flexible and personal local service.

Who it is for?

Helping Friend is for you if:

  • You’d like someone to talk to weekly through visits and phone calls, about anything you're concerned about or just to have a good chat.
  • You'd like to meet like minded people at activities you like doing and informal get togethers and have someone to suggest and arrange this.
  • You’d value a person to arrange things for you - either small or large repairs around the house or in-home help such as cleaning, gardening or personal care and would like one person to sort this out.
  • You’d like the security of having someone you can contact to always be at the end of the phone and provide help.

Where it is available?

Regional service (Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire).

How to access or apply for it:

Please call 0203 0062859, email or see our website

What to expect then:

Full details from the website pdf or over the phone followed by an informal meeting with yourself (and family or friends) to explain the scheme in detail and chat through all the options and the living arrangements that you’re looking for.


Info last updated:

The Wheelwright, Bishops Frome, Worcester, Herefordshire, WR6 5BA