Together Co

Together Co Befriending offers friendship to those who are experiencing loneliness and social isolation and are:
- over the age of 50 with limited to no social connections
- or over the age of 18 with health conditions causing isolation
- or are a carer to these groups
We match people for face-to-face befriending, telephone befriending and group befriending.

Information for volunteers

We are looking for befrienders to support individuals who are at risk of social isolation as a result of their age, disability, or health condition.

We match people with people to create friendships that make life better and will carefully match you with an individual who we think would be a good fit.

You will go through a standard recruitment procedure involving an interview with a team member to find the right match for you, two references and a DBS check.

We run in-house training with other volunteers so you can get to know other people when you come on board with us. You will be carefully matched with someone in Brighton and Hove so you have similar interests and get along well. You will meet regularly for a cuppa and chat to give that person some connection with the outside world and a renewed sense of purpose.

Every quarter we offer our volunteers the chance to get together, usually in the evening over drinks and pizza, to get to know each other and become aware of the volunteer community to which they now belong. It is also a great opportunity for us to say thank you!


Assuntina Cardillo-Zallo
Together Co
Projects The Lanes
Nile House
Nile Street
East Sussex

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