What does it do?
This FREE service is for Older People who are socially isolated or lonely. The Befriending Service Line offers a friendly chat with someone who can summon help if it is required. Wherever possible we link service users with volunteers who share similar interests in the hope friendships can be formed.
The Telephone Befriending Service can also be a way of helping an Older Person in a crisis e.g. someone recently bereaved, feeling depressed and unsure about the future, by giving emotional support during our The Telephone Befriending Service involvement.