Befriending and Careline Service

Befriending & careline service in Torbay

What does it do?


Sometimes life can be difficult for people as they get older. As they become frailer, it becomes more and more difficult to carry out those every day tasks, and get out and about on their own. But this is where our Befriending volunteers can help.

We have volunteers throughout Torbay, who offer their time, skills and talents to help older people as a good friend might. 

They help in many ways. For example they might -

  • visit someone for a cup of tea and a chat
  • take them out to lunch
  • take them out for a trip in the car

It all depends on what support is needed. Volunteers visit people, perhaps for an hour each week, in their own home. A friendly face or a listening ear can make a positive difference to older people living in the community. 


Our careline volunteers come to our offices in Paignton to telephone housebound people for a regular chat and to see if all is well.

In these ways, older people are helped to continue living at home; volunteers make new friends, and do something rewarding and worthwhile; and everybody has fun!

Who it is for?

This service is available for older people who may be frail or vulnerable.

Where it is available?

Local service (Torbay).

How to access or apply for it:

Please call for further information on how to access this service.


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