Befriending – Ending Isolation & Lonliness

Here at Age Concern we are dedicated in supporting those in later years. We offer a free befriending service, where we match a volunteer – who has been DBS checked and trained in safeguarding, with a client with similar interests, to befriend them. This would normally be face to face befriending but due to the pandemic we have adapted our services and can offer, telephone, digital or pen friending. The feedback from clients that are in receipt of this has been really positive, they love receiving the call from their befriender, some do quizzes together, some even do exercises together. For those unable to deal with technology and have opted for the letter, are delighted to get that friendly envelope drop on their doormat – it brightens their day and they can read and re read it again and again when they feel a little low.
We also offer emotional support, Bereavement Support from trained councillors and Benefit advice and support .

See Befriending Poster and Client referral form