Socialising > Companionship /befriending

Companionship can be important to the emotional well-being of isolated elderly people who have little or no contact with family or friends and little opportunity to socialise. There are organisations that provide a befriending service, and this is usually through volunteers. Such befriending services for older people offer regular home visits or outings by someone who will be a companion and offer friendship. Companionship can also be gained through attendance at clubs or day centres, where there will be others in a similar situation.

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Socialising > Companionship /befriending services in England

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Socialising > Companionship /befriending services in Scotland

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Socialising > Companionship /befriending services in Wales

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Socialising > Companionship /befriending services in Northern Ireland

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