AgeUK Leicester Shire & Rutland

Befriending Visits
Our Befriending services support older people who may be lonely or socially isolated and would benefit from a friendly face calling in on a regular basis at a mutually convenient day and time.

Befriending services are available in Rutland and North West Leicestershire.

Telephone befriending is available through our Loneliness Prescription service.
Befriending support is available to older veterans through our Joining Forces project.

Older people who live alone in these areas are eligible for the Befriending Service which can be accessed by older people or by referral.

Main Reception:

Rutland: Yvonne Rawlings
01572 770 324

North West Leicestershire: Donna Watson
01530 460553

Telephone Befriending:
Julia Day
0116 2237364

Information for volunteers

Age UK Leicester Shire and Rutland offers a wide range of volunteering opportunities that enable us to support older people to remain living independently in their local community.

We are currently recruiting volunteers for services that provide:
- regular home visits
-short term one to one support
-telephone befriending

For more information about volunteering opportunities, visit our website:


Troy Young
AgeUK Leicester Shire & Rutland
Lansdowne House
113 Princess Road East


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