AgeUK Leicester Shire & Rutland
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.
Rutland: Yvonne Rawlings
01572 770 324
North West Leicestershire: Donna Watson
Joining Forces (Support for Veterans): Owen Jones
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
For more information about volunteering opportunities, visit our website: