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13 Rivers Trust (Eden Care) (Eden Care)

13 Rivers Trust (Eden Care), Tarling East Community Centre, 63 Martha Street, London, E1 2PA
We currently provide Telephone Befriending services to individuals reaching End of Life and those who are terminally ill, with a particular focus on BAME community.

41 Club GB&I

41 Club GB&I, Marchesi House, 4 Embassy Drive, Calthorpe Rd, Surrey, B15 1TP
I am setting up a 'telephone buddy' initiative SPECIFICALLY for members of '41 Club'.

Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis

Action For Pulmonary Fibrosis, Stuart House, East Wing, St Johns Street, Cambridgeshire, PE1 5DD
Our telephone befrienders are trained volunteers who can give a listening ear by phone for anyone with pulmonary fibrosis, carers and family members over 18. The volunteers are a mix of people with PF, carers, and former carers. You can refer yourself or we can receive referrals from health professionals and support groups, with permission.

Age Concern Chesterfield and District (BrightLife)

Age Concern Chesterfield And District, South Lodge, Boythorpe Avenue, Derbyshire, S40 3FH
BrightLife/Age Concern Chesterfiekd and District has run a Telephone Befriending Service for many years. The Telephone Befriending Service is supported by our dedicated team of volunteers who are supervised by the coordinator. Our befrienders work on the same day each week so that they can telephone the same people each week. We telephone people in Chesterfield, Bolsover and North East Derbyshire.

Age Concern luton (Getting On)

Age Concern Luton, 39 King St, Luton, England, LU1 2DW
There are three strands to our befriending service: Home visiting - Our befriendees are older housebound people including those with dementia. Telephone Call club - These are a mix of older people including the housebound and those who can get out but not much. Lunch Clubs - We operate lunch clubs where people can meet in a regular group and enjoy a day chatting over a home cooked meal and pots of tea.

Age Exchange

Age Exchange, 11 Blackheath Village, SE3 9LA
Age Exchange’s Virtual Day Care Service The Virtual Day Care service provides a meaningful connection for people living with dementia, those that care for them, and older people experiencing loneliness and/or isolation. It is comprised of several elements. Befriending Telephone Calls Our dedicated team of staff, Reminiscence Arts practitioners and volunteers make these calls regularly. Activity Boxes and DVDs Giving everyone the opportunity to be creative, stay active and have fun – whether that be through visual art, crafts, games, song or movement – is very important to our work at Age Exchange.

Age Uk Lindsey

Age Uk Lindsey, The Old School House, Manor House Road, Lincolnshire, LN9 5HF
Our Befriending Service is for anyone over the age of 50 living in East or West Lindsey and North Lincolnshire who suffers from isolation and would like more social contact.

apasen (apasen Befriending Service)

Apasen, Apasen, Carmine Wharf, 30 Copenhagen Place, E14 7FF
We set up a new Befriending Service to support the local residence in Tower Hamlets .

Avon Valley Dementia Support

Avon Valley Dementia Support, Pinewood, Warren Lane, Hampshire, BH24 2AR
Support and Friendship for person with Dementia and their carer.

Buckinghamshire Disability Services (BuDDies)

Buckinghamshire Disability Services, 33 Sullivan Crescent, Browns Wood, BKM, MK7 8DW
Buddies is a free, confidential service for disabled adults living in Buckinghamshire, who may be feeling lonely or isolated.

BucksVision

Lisa Redford, BucksVision, 143 Meadowcroft, Buckinghamshire, HP19 9HH
BucksVision is the local charity supporting people with sight loss across Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes. We’re here to support you through all the stages and severity of sight loss. Our Befriending service involves matching you with a volunteer and can include regular visits at your home for companionship or going out to visit local coffee shops or for walks etc.
Quality in Befriending

Care for the Family

Carol Humphreys, Care For The Family, Tovey House, Cleppa Park, , Newport, NP10 8BA, NP10 8BA
Care for the Family is a UK charity that aims to promote strong family life and support those who face family difficulties. Our work is focused on three areas: Parenting, Marriage/Couple Support and Bereavement.

Carers Support West Sussex

Carers Support West Sussex, 1-2 THE ORCHARD GLENEAGLES COURT, BRIGHTON ROAD, RH10 8TD
Carers Support West Sussex supports unpaid family carers who are providing care and support to a friend or family member.

Chemists' Community Fund

Chemists' Community Fund, Royal Society Of Chemistry, Thomas Graham House, Science Park, Cambridgeshire, CB4 0WF
The Chemists' Community Fund (working name of the Royal Society of Chemistry Benevolent Fund) assists with grants for members of the Royal Society of Chemistry and their dependents who are in need.

Community Together CIC

Community Together CIC, Office Number 8 Tamworth Business Enterprise Centre, Corporation Street, Staffordshire, B79 7DN
Community Together CIC is a non for profit organisation that was the anchor organisation for the Tamworth area leading the community response during the Pandemic for Staffordshire County Council and Tamworth Borough Council. As a result we expanded our befriending service, by establishing a gateway service called the Tamworth Telephone Support Line where people could get connected with a range of services, statutory, voluntary or private. We also have a focus on tackling loneliness and isolation, with the befriending service being one of our tools to do this, but we also run a community centre in the Heart of Tamworth Castle Grounds providing daily social activities inc Walking, Cycling groups, cuppa and a chat sessions, friendship group, arts and crafts club, Saturday morning men's breakfast, Digital IT support and much more... We are also currently working with Befriending Networks as we look to achieve our Quality in Befriending accreditation and a commitment from our service to offer the best befriending service as we possibly can. Website - www.communitytogethercic.org.uk

Connecting Chelford

Connecting Chelford, Loch Karen, 2 Drumble Field, Chelford, Cheshire, SK11 9BT
Connecting Chelford is a local Befriending Service to provide a non profit making voluntary service. Residents who are interested in this service contact the Project Coordinator to arrange a visit so their requirements can be established and matched to a volunteer to provide Befriending support and opportunities to relieve their loneliness.

CREST Waltham Forest (Waltham Forest Befriending Service)

CREST Waltham Forest, Harmony Hall, 10 Truro Road, Walthamstow, London, E17 7BY
This is a newly set up initiative in Waltham Forest for adults aged 18 - 59 years who wish to increase their social interaction with a face-to-face befriender. For those not yet ready to meet face-to-face and go out with someone then telephone befriending is also available. People can self refer or other agencies can make referrals including GP's, Social Prescribers, and other voluntary organisations

Deafblind UK

Deafblind UK, National Centre For Deafblindness, Rainbow Court, Paston Ridings, Cambridgeshire, PE4 7UP
Deafblind UK support people who have combined sight and hearing loss which affects their access to information, mobility and communication. Deafblindness affects everyone in different ways. Any Deafblind UK member can currently request either a telephone or email befriender and for our BSL using members we also offer video befrienders.

Dementia Friendly Keighley (Time to take; Aire)

Dementia Friendly Keighley, 48 Towngate, West Yorkshire, BD21 3QE
Dementia Friendly Keighley is a voluntary organisation, working to change the way communities in Keighley think talk and act about dementia. Dementia Friendly Keighley is a registered charity with a trustee board supported by project workers and invaluable volunteers.

English National Ballet

English National Ballet, 41 Hopewell Square, E14 0SY
English National Ballet's (ENB) Dance for Parkinson's commenced in 2010 and supports people living with Parkinson's, helping to improve quality of life through involvement in dance and social cultural activities. English National Ballet Dance for Parkinson's Befriending Scheme is launching in London.

Epilepsy Action (Local services)

Epilepsy Action, New Anstey House, Gatewaydrive, Yeadon, West Yorkshire, LS19 7XY
Epilepsy Action is a community of people committed to a better life for everyone affected by epilepsy. We want high quality, accessible epilepsy healthcare services, so that people with epilepsy have the support they need to manage their condition. We want wider awareness and understanding of epilepsy, so that people living with the condition are treated with fairness and respect. We have support groups across the country which are gradually reopening. Our supporters, members, staff and volunteers are united by these common goals.

Folkestone Rainbow Centre

Folkestone Rainbow Centre, Cornerstone, 69 Sandgate Road, Kent, CT202AF
Homeless rough sleepers , people in supported housing, people in temporary housing, people at risk of eviction The Rainbow Centre is a Christian charity that delivers a range of services in Folkestone & Hythe District to provide support and hope to individuals and families experiencing deprivation or hardship. Respect. As a Christian organisation we are committed to serving people of all faith groups and beliefs or none and recognise the worth of everyone. We are passionate about inclusion and being non-judgemental, and respect all those we serve, treating our guests and clients with sympathy, consideration, kindness and fairness. We recognise the support and help other local agencies offer, and know that through collaboration, we can achieve the best outcomes for those who access our services. Our vision is to help build a community in which everyone is included and can have the opportunity to live and work in dignity with hope for the future. We have, at our peak, over 350 volunteers, without whom the organisation would be unable to offer the range of services dedicated to help the neediest people in our local community. You can be part of our support team by making a donation to help sustain our presence in Folkestone & Hythe district.

Friends of the Family (5s to 13s Befriending)

Friends Of The Family, 16 Colebrook Street, Hampshire, SO23 9LH
Our 5s to 13s Befriending service provides early support to local children and families in and around the Winchester area.

Harrogate and Ripon Centres for Voluntary Service (Ripon and Rural Befriending Service)

Harrogate And Ripon Centres For Voluntary Service, Community House, Sharow View, Allhallowgate, N Yorkshire, HG4 1LE
Our volunteer befrienders offer regular social visits, providing you with company and a friendly listening ear.

Home Group

Home Group, 2 Gosforth Park Way, Gosforth, Tyne And Wear, NE12 8ET
The Volunteer Befriending service offers regular telephone call with one of our trained volunteers for somebody who may be lonely or isolated. Befriending can be a vital link between you and what is going on in the world.

Humanity First UK

Humanity First UK, 27 Red Lion Business Park, Red Lion Road, Surrey, KT6 7QD
Humanity First Befriending Service aims to reduce isolation and provide a listening ear to anyone over the age of 60. If you are: - over 60 years of age - experiencing loneliness, or - need practical advice on connecting with others in the community our trained volunteers are available to speak over the phone. You can refer yourself or we can receive referrals from health professionals and support groups, with permission.

Independent Age

Independent Age, Independent Age London Office, 18 Avonmore Road, W14 8RR
Independent Age provides support to older people enabling them to live independently with choice and control.

Lincolnshire Community and Voluntary Service

Lincolnshire Community And Voluntary Service, Room G8, Boston Borough Council, Municipal Buildings, West Street, Lincolnshire, PE21 8QR
Social prescribing is all about empowering people to take responsibility for their own health and wellbeing and improve their quality of life, while respecting the choices they make. Some people need more support than others to achieve these aims. 1) I would like some advice on where to access activities in my local area. 2) I would like some help to think about what my goals are and some advice on how to access activities in my local area. 3) I would like some help to think about my goals and someone to support me whilst I begin to move towards them.

Linking Lives UK

Jeremy Sharpe, Linking Lives UK, Woodley Hill House, Eastcourt Avenue, Berkshire, RG6 1HH
There are 1.8 million people over 75 in the UK who are profoundly lonely. We work primarily with churches and Christian agencies and provide the support, advice and resources required to set up a project in local communities.

Living Truth CIC

Living Truth CIC, 30 Petworth Street, London, England, SW11 4QW
Our mission is to support and improve the lives of marginalised individuals and groups, particularly but not exclusively: vulnerable girls, women and young mothers, young people, families, offenders and ex-offenders and practitioners who work with these cohorts. We aim to address long-term solutions to current intractable social problems, we work to reduce social exclusion, loneliness and conflict by offering innovative programmes and bespoke packages of support. Our work is underpinned by fundamental principles behind the human experience. The sharing of this understanding has had profound results and documented impact in the fields of mental health, trauma, education and offending.

MA Centre UK (MACCS Befriending Companions)

MA Centre UK, 211 Fair Acres, Kent, BR2 9YG
The MACCS Befriending Companions is a free service, which offers a listening ear and a friendly voice for individuals feeling lonely and isolated.

Macular Society

Sarah Harrop, Macular Society, Crown Chambers, South Street, Hampshire, SP10 2BN
Helping to reduce feelings of loneliness and isolation for people affected by macular degeneration.

Marie Curie (Check-in and Chat)

Marie Curie, Marie Curie, 89 Albert Embankment, SE1 7TP
If you, or someone close to you, is terminally ill, you might be finding it harder than ever to get the vital support you need right now and may be feeling lonely. Check-in and Chat is our befriending call-back service where you’ll be matched with one of our volunteers.

Meetupcall

Meetupcall, Meetupcall, Workhere, South Parade, South Yorkshire, DN12DJ
Meetupcall Community enables charities and community organisations to deliver stimulating content and social interaction to groups of older people using only their telephone.

MHA

MHA, Epworth House, 3 Stuart Street, Derbyshire, DE1 2EQ
MHA is an award-winning charity providing care, accommodation and support services for older people throughout Britain supporting them to live later life well. Befriending can be a vital link between yourself and the outside world. We accept self referrals in addition to referrals from family, friends and health and social care professionals.

Mind in Bradford

Mind In Bradford, Mind In Bradford, Kenburgh House, 28 Manor Row, West Yorkshire, BD1 4QU
Community Companions is a project to tackle social isolation, loneliness and depression in the over-55s. Community Companions are volunteers who will visit/ call you, spend quality time with you and help you find any local/ virtual activities or extra support you may need. It currently runs in Central Bradford and Baildon. Being housebound and other factors such as poor mobility, hearing and vision problems can lead to loneliness and depression, which reduces quality of life. Social isolation can lead to people losing interest or pleasure in doing things; feelings of guilt or low self-worth; disturbed sleep or appetite; low energy and poor concentration. Mind in Bradford is running the project in partnership with the Bradford Districts CCG and Muslim Health Service.

Multiple System Atrophy Trust

Multiple System Atrophy Trust, City Business Centre, 51 St Olav's Court, Lower Road, London, SE16 2XB
The Multiple System Atrophy Trust is the UK’s leading charity supporting people affected by multiple system atrophy (MSA) – a rare neurological disease with no known cause or cure

Opening Doors London (LGBT+ Befriending Service)

Opening Doors London, Opening Doors London, Tavis House, 1-6 Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9NA
Our Befriending Service is for LGBT+ people over 50. Living in London can become a lonely experience as you grow older, especially if you can’t get out and about as you used to. Befriending matches you with a volunteer Befriender for regular social contact, with visits every week or fortnight. - go along to social groups and community activities - go to exhibitions or events - have a cup of tea and a chat in your home.

Pam Spicer (Pam Spicer)

Pam Spicer, 2 Greys Manor, Banham, Norfolk, NR16 2EU
I am the Outreach Officer for a small charity in South Norfolk.

Parents Against CE (Pace)

Pam Butcher, Parents Against CE (Pace), Waverley House, Unit 10, Killingbeck Drive, West Yorks, LS14 6UF
Pace works alongside parents and carers of children who are – or are at risk of being – sexually exploited by perpetrators external to the family.

PMRGCAuk

PMRGCAuk, BM PMRGCAuk, WC1N 3XX
We are offering one to one telephone support for people who have either Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR) and/or Giant Cell Arteritis (GCA) who are isolated and in need of someone who understands the conditions. Our Befrienders will call you once a week for a 30 minute chat.

Polycystic Kidney Disease Charity

Polycystic Kidney Disease Charity, 91 Royal College St, NW1 0SE
Around 70,000 adults and children in the UK have PKD. We support those affected, their families and carers, with information, help and understanding. We raise awareness and fund research into the causes of PKD, with the aim of discovering treatments and a cure.

Racing Welfare

Racing Welfare, 20b Park Lane, Suffolk, CB8 8QD
We offer professional guidance and practical help to all of racing’s people – including stud, stable and racecourse staff, alongside those working in associated professions – whose dedication is vital for the wellbeing of racing. We have a national network of welfare officers based in regional offices. We support current and retired racing staff, and their families. Our mission Our mission is to enhance the wellbeing of people from the horseracing and thoroughbred breeding community, by providing enabling and proactive support throughout and after their working lives. Our vision Our vision is that everyone from the horseracing and breeding industry and community feels supported and has the opportunity to thrive.

Re-engage

Re-engage, 2 Grosvenor Gardens, SW1W 0DH
Re-engage runs monthly get togethers for groups of isolated , older people in their 70, 80, 90, 100s. Re-engage also runs a one to one telephone befriending service for older people. We also run a programme in Wales called Daring to Dream, which is based around health and exercising.

Rescare

Rescare, Nicola Zielinski- Project Officer, 19 Buxton Rd, Stockport, SK2 6LS
Background to Befriending for Rescare Feedback from parents and siblings of people with learning disabilities is that they worry about what will happen to their family member (often adults requiring significant care) after they pass away. We are recruiting and training 6 volunteers to befriend learning-disabled people with elderly parents who can no longer manage.

Royal Mencap Society

Royal Mencap Society, 123 Golden Lane, EC1Y 0RT
At Royal Mencap Society everything we do is about valuing and supporting people with a learning disability, and their families and carers. Please get in touch to find out if there are any befriending schemes running in your area by emailing Friendships@mencap.org.uk

Ruby's Fund

Ruby's Fund, Meridian House, Roe Street, Cheshire, CW12 1PG
Ruby's Fund befriending project supports parent carers who care for children from birth with additional needs and disabilities within Cheshire East to reduce social isolation and help parent carers to become part of community life and improve family life

Share Community

Share Community, Share Community Ltd, 64 Altenburg Gardens, SW11 1JL
We provide a befriending service for adults with learning disabilities and autism in South West London.

Sheffield Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus (SHASBAH)

Sheffield Association For Spina Bifida And Hydrocephalus, BL 10 Capel Building, 57 Burton Street, South Yorkshire, S6 2HH
Sheffield Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus supports individuals with either or both conditions, living in the 'S' postcode in and around Sheffield.

SL Healthcare

SL Healthcare, 27 High View Drive, Norfolk, NR171EZ
SV Healthcare is base in Norfolk.

Southend Churches Community Support

Southend Churches Community Support, Southend Christian Fellowship, 600 Southchurch Road, Essex, Essex, SS1 2PT
Southend Churches Community Support (SCCS) works in partnership with Southend Borough Council.

St Elizabeth hospice

St Elizabeth Hospice, 565 Foxhall Road, IP38LX
Befrienders- Compassionate friends To support people and their families at end of life, with kindness, friendship and neighbourliness.

Sue Ryder

Sue Ryder, Sue Ryder, 183 Eversholt Street, NW1 1BU
Better Together Befriending - Connecting People in the Community. Whether it's over the telephone, by video call, out in the garden, or sat on the sofa, our volunteers share their time and companionship to help people with life-limiting conditions live the best lives they possibly can at home or in the community.

The Brain Charity

The Brain Charity, Www.thebraincharity.org.uk/be-involved/be-a-volunteer, Norton St, Liverpool, L3 8LR
We are proud to say that The Brain Charity has a dedicated and passionate volunteer team that have been recognised for their excellence with The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award given to volunteer groups in the UK. We have all sorts of people volunteer for us, with a wide range of backgrounds and ages. We recruit every three months, which involves a recruitment session where we invite potential volunteers to our centre in Liverpool city centre.

The Careline (Care Friends)

The Careline, 219 Kensington High Street, London, W8 6BD
The Careline befriending service is aimed at alleviating the negative impacts of loneliness on mental and physical health and is therefore available to anyone who is feeling lonely, isolated, experiencing anxiety or has limited social contact. Get in touch with us and we will match you with one of our trained befriending volunteers who will call you regularly to chat and give you a listening ear. As this is a remote service, due to the coronavirus pandemic, all interactions will be via telephone or video calls. The service is completely free and available to anyone who has been referred by a healthcare professional such as a doctor or nurse, or by a friend or colleague who is concerned about your wellbeing.

The Food Chain

The Food Chain, Acorn House, 314-320 Gray's Inn Road, London, WC1X 8DP
The Food Chain supports people living with HIV in London who are in financial or nutritional crisis.

The Princess Project (Mum2Mum)

The Princess Project, The Princess Project, Christ Church, Wallis Avenue, Kent, ME15 9JW
Mum2Mum matches young mums (aged 16-30) in need of support with a trained volunteer befriender (all mums themselves).

The Reading Agency

The Reading Agency, Free Word Centre, 60 Farringdon Road, London, EC1R 3GA
Reading Friends brings people together to read, share stories, meet new friends and have fun. Reading Friends is delivered across the UK by local community-based delivery partners and at the beginning of 2021 we started expanding through public library services in England.

The Social Collective Project Community Interest Company

The Social Collective Project Community Interest Company, 9 Foster Way, Hampshire, SO51 0AW
We are a Non Profit company, set up to to offer befriending and friendship support to older adults, suffering loneliness and social isolation. We hope to enable members, to access interested groups that currently exist and for Social Collective to start new groups that don’t, with the emphasis of promoting movement outdoors and socially. Working with charities, other organisations and volunteers to deliver services within Hampshire.

Time to Help

Time To Help, 337 Fore Street, London, N9 0NU
Both the Dialogue Society and Time to Help UK have dedicated and hardworking volunteers who try to make their communities a better and safe place for everyone. The matched volunteer and the individual will have scheduled phone calls throughout the program.

Urban Synergy

Urban Synergy, 2 Lewisham Hill, Lewisham, LONDON, SE13 7EJ
Urban Synergy is an award winning early intervention mentoring charity that helps hundreds of young people between 10-18 years of age reach their full potential through outcome focused mentoring programmes, inspirational online seminars and work experience.

Vanik Council UK

Vanik Council UK, 37 HOWBERRY ROAD, EDGWARE, Middlesex, HA8 6SS
Befriending service by Vanik Council will provide regular social contact to lonely adults, social and religious care to people suffering long term illnesses, give support to and signpost people with mental health issues to the appropriate agencies. • Who will benefit from this service?

WAND UK

WAND UK, St Charles Centre For Health And Wellbeing, Exmoor Street, RBKC, W10 6DZ
Telephone Befriending service

We are Hourglass

Gail Shanahan , We Are Hourglass, 23 Mitcham Lane, Streatham, London, SW16 6LQ
Action on Elder Abuse (AEA) England works to protect older people from abuse and neglect. We’re part of the organisation, Action on Elder Abuse, which works across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, and we were the first charity to address elder abuse and the only charity in the UK working on the issue exclusively today. We were established back in 1993 to provide a tailored service to older people, their families/carers and practitioners.

Wednesday's Child

Wednesday's Child, Unit 10 Riduna Park, Station Road, Melton Park, Suffolk, IP12 1QT
Wednesday's Child provides support for those suffering from, affected by, or seeking understanding of, eating disorders. We provide befriending to those battling the illness, but also partners, parents and educators.

Wellspring Church (Wellspring Wellness)

Wellspring Church, Wellspring Church Centre, 1 Wellspring Way, Hertfordshire, WD17 2AH
The aim of our befriending scheme is to agree with the client a range of beneficial activities to reduce social isolation.