Befriending

company and friendly social contact

What does it do?

When friends and family live too far away to make regular contact, the Royal Voluntary Service can provide a little bit of company and friendly social contact at home through our befriending services. Often available as part of our Good Neighbours services or on their own as befriending either face-to-face or on the telephone, it helps to reduce feelings of loneliness and increases motivation and confidence. This regular chat provides a vital link into the community to those who can be socially isolated because of restricted mobility or because they can’t access public transport.Our volunteers encourage older people to get out and about - even if it's just to the end of the garden - and to stay active.

Who it is for?

Older people

Where it is available?

Regional service (Highland, Eilean Siar / Western Isles).

How to access or apply for it:

Call: 0845 608 0122

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Info last updated:

03/02/2014