What does it do?

Befriending is the act of visiting an older person, who is socially isolated, in their own home. Befriending provides companionship to older people who best need it and a crucial link to the outside world.  

Tele-befriending is the same as face to face befriending. The only difference being that you talk over the phone rather than visit the person you're befriending. We use tele-befriending when you first join the scheme. This allows us to get to know you, whilst we find a suitable volunteer befriender.