Befriending Feeling lonely? Loneliness and isolation can often lead to a poorer quality of life for older people and left unaddressed can lead to additional health problems. Our Befriending service is a vital support service in addressing this issue. Our team of specially selected volunteers offer visits to older people in their own homes, providing social contact and support. The majority of home visits are to housebound people living alone without nearby friends or family. The service also helps identify further needs and concerns and allows us to offer additional assistance and support via many of our other services including working with, or referring to, other organisations and local authorities. We also operate a telephone befriending service to compliment our home visiting service for those that just simply need to hear a friendly voice. For more information call us on 01753 822890.