West Kent Befriending Service

The West Kent Befriending Service is a project of Age UK Maidstone. We help to reduce the loneliness and isolation felt by so many older people, both at home and within their local communities. We are a volunteer led service offering free face to face visits to our members, providing companionship and friendship with opportunities to join in local social activities.

Information for volunteers

We welcome volunteers of all ages to get involved with our Community Befriending such as coffee morning and our very popular Talking Bus. Volunteers must be over 18 for those wishing to visit an older person for our 1:2:1 Befriending. We suggest a volunteer can commit to offering an hour to two hours, ideally once a week providing companionship and friendship.


West Kent Befriending Service
Age UK Maidstone
7 Mill Street
ME15 6XW


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