Befriending

Befriending service for older people in Cornwall and Isles of Scilly

What does it do?

We understand how terrible loneliness and isolation can be, which is why we run a befriending service. If you are unable to access social activities we can pair you up with a volunteer befriender who can visit or telephone you on a regular basis for a friendly chat.

A vital service

The befriending arm of Age UK Cornwall & The Isles of Scilly is a vital service for older people in the county, especially those in rural and isolated areas. For those who need support on a one-to-one basis, this service is invaluable.

If you are housebound, if your circumstances have recently changed through bereavement, or if you feel lonely or isolated, then one call to us could help. Our coordinator will visit you with the aim of resolving your concerns.

Pairing with a volunteer

If you wish to be introduced to a befriender then this will be done as soon as we are able, after a visit from our coordinator. All our volunteer befrienders are interviewed and security checked and we also take up references.

Your volunteer will visit or telephone you on a regular basis to suit your needs. You have our assurance that each volunteer is personally matched to meet your needs.

Who it is for?

Older people in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly

Where it is available?

Local service (Isles of Scilly, Kerrier, Caradon, Carrick, North Cornwall, Penwith, Restormel).

How to access or apply for it:

Just one call is needed...... 01872 266 388

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Info last updated:

06/05/2015