Befriending ServiceBefriending Service in Sunderland
What does it do?
Our friendly faces home visiting service provides volunteers who make regular social visits, offering company and a friendly chat to older people who:
• live alone
• are housebound
• have days when they see no one
Some older people feel that they wouldn't like to have a visitor coming into their home, but a regular call can build up a friendship without intrusion. Through the co-ordinator and a team of volunteers, our telephone companionship service offers regular phone calls to alleviate loneliness and provides a regular point of contact for the older person, giving them a friendly call to look forward to.
Who it is for?
Where it is available?
How to access or apply for it:
- Bring happiness to older people
- Make friends
- Be part of a friendly team of volunteers and make a difference to people's lives
Age UK Sunderland
Phone: 0191 514 1131