Befriending Service


support and friendship for those on their own or feeling lonely

Whilst our luncheon club provides a welcome space for social contact over an excellent three course meal, for some attendees this is the only time they get out in the week, and perhaps the only time they get to sit and chat to others.

We recognise the pain of loneliness that many people feel. To help ease this, we are initiating a befriending scheme, starting out through phone calls and some visits, where appropriate. We are currently recruiting volunteers to enable us to help us to grow this much needed support, with the aim of alleviating the effects of loneliness for as many of our local residents as possible.

All of our volunteers are DBS checked and matched to someone that we hope they can relate to well.

If you would like to be involved as a volunteer, please do get in touch. The time that you give in this will be hugely appreciated by those who receive the benefit of contact with a befriender.