Life wouldn’t be so good without Jan’s regular visits. I know that I can ring her any time if I have a problem – she is such a good friend.
Are you looking for friendship?
We are more likely to experience loneliness as we get older as our circumstances change and we don’t have people to call on as much as we used to. Loneliness can have a devastating impact on our lives, but there are many ways we can make sure we stay connected with the people and communities around us as we get older.
If you are experiencing loneliness, or know someone who is, our befriending service could help.
Who is eligible?
Our befriending service is a high-quality volunteer home visiting service for:
- People who live alone, in the Walton-on-Thames, Hersham, Woking, or Weybridge areas.
- People over 60, who have little contact with family or friends.
If you are looking for befriending in other areas, we suggest contacting The Silver Line on 0800 4 70 80 90 or Independent Age on 0800 319 6789, both of which offer telephone befriending services.
Old friends dwindle and you begin to feel very isolated. To know that someone remembers you is very reassuring.
What do befriending volunteers do?
Just like a true friend, our volunteers will take time to listen to you and share life’s ups and downs – chatting about current affairs, listening to your news or just discussing the weather.
As your friendship with your volunteer grows, you may find life looks more interesting again. If you have lived alone for many years, you may also find your confidence returns as your volunteer helps you get out and about in your local community.
How can I find out more?
To find out more about the service, please email us at email@example.com or call us on call 0330 332 1110.
Friends of the Elderly, 40-42 Ebury Street, London SW1W 0LZ
Registered Charity number 226064. Company registered in England, number 133850.
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