Befriending Service

Befriending Service in Sunderland

What does it do?

Age UK Sunderland’s Befriending Service offers a vital lifeline to anyone aged 50+ who is lonely or isolated and lives within the City of Sunderland.

Friendly Faces
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

Telephone service
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?

for isolated older people in Sunderland

Where it is available?

Local service (Sunderland).

How to access or apply for it:

See contact details above

Additional information:

If you would like to join our friendly team of volunteers, we would be delighted to hear from you. Even if you can spare only a few hours each week, your help could make all the difference.

You can:
  • Bring happiness to older people
  • Make friends
  • Be part of a friendly team of volunteers and make a difference to people's lives

    Befriending Co-ordinator
    Age UK Sunderland
    Bradbury Centre
    Stockton Road
    SR2 7AQ

    Phone: 0191 514 1131


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