Befriending Service

What does it do?

Volunteers provide friendship and support by regular personal visits and/or telephone calls.

People wishing to join the scheme are matched with a volunteer. Where personal visits are requested, the befriender and befriendee will be introduced to each other by the co-ordinator and from there on regular visits can be arranged.

In cases of telephone befriending, the co-ordinator will put the befriender in touch with the befriendee.

All volunteers are interviewed and references are obtained.

A Criminal Record Bureau check is also made before a volunteer can participate in befriending.

Who it is for?

Our befriending service aims to improve the quality of life for older people who live in the Reading area.

Where it is available?

Local service (Reading).

How to access or apply for it:

Contact us 

By Phone - 0118 9502480
By Email -


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