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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.

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 (PF) carers and family members over 18. The volunteers are a mix of people with PF, carers, former carers and people with no lived experience of PF but who want to support others. You can refer yourself or we can receive referrals from health professionals and support groups, with permission.

Age UK North Craven

Age UK North Craven, Cheapside, North Yorkshire, BD24 9EW
To make later life in North Craven a fulfilling and enjoyable experience, reducing isolation and loneliness, and providing the right support at the right time for older people

Age UK North Tyneside (Home and Telephone Befriending Service)

Rachel Haldenby, Age UK North Tyneside, Bradbury Centre, 13 Saville Street West, Tyne & Wear, NE29 6QP
We provide a friendship service to older people in North Tyneside, to help reduce loneliness and isolation in our community.

Age UK York Community Befriending Service

Julie Carter, Age UK York Community Befriending Service, St Edmund's House, Margaret Street, North Yorkshire, YO10 4UX
Age UK York Community Befriending Service provides support, companionship and support for older people living alone in the community.

b:friend

B:friend, B:friend, The Workstation, Unit 315, 15 Paternoster Row, South Yorkshire, S1 2BX
We belief in facilitating meaningful community connection to transform an individual’s value of themselves, reduce their feeling of loneliness and enable them to build resilience in later life. b:friend's vision is to reduce social isolation for people who are over 65, live on their own and do not have a diagnosis of dementia.

Bolton Adult Autism Support (BAAS)

Bolton Adult Autism Support, BAAS, Thicketford House Community Care Centre, Thicketford Road, Greater Manchester, BL2 2LW
We are a family social and support group for parents/carers of children (18 plus) who have, or think they may have, an Autism Spectrum Condition (such as Asperger’s Syndrome or High-Functioning Autism) and who have or may have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and/or Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD). We operate monthly social evenings, and also facilitate a befriending service where we match our adult autistic members with a befriender to undertake social activities and work towards prior agreed goals.

Bradford and District Senior Power

Bradford And District Senior Power, 7 John Street, West Yorkshire, BD1 3JS
The principal activity of BDSP as a charity is to promote the development and delivery of social care and mental health interventions for senior adults, and to provide support to those suffering from mental health impairments, including their families and carers or others immediately affected thereby, within the beneficial area of Bradford and District.

Brightlife Age UK Cheshire

Brightlife Age UK Cheshire, Age UK Cheshire, Castle Community Centre, Barber's Lane, Northwich, CW8 1DT
Age UK Cheshire has set up a Telephone Befriending Service (Sharing Time) to help combat loneliness in the over 50s, especially during the coronavirus pandemic. The coronavirus pandemic has changed life for everyone, but some older people are among the hardest hit. This telephone befriending service operates across Cheshire West and Chester. Clients and volunteers will be matched, and the volunteer will arrange regular calls with the older person.

BrightLife/Age Concern Chesterfield and District (BrightLife)

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.
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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 Leeds

Carers Leeds, Carers Leeds, 6-8 The Headrow, LS1 6PT
We support unpaid family carers over the age of 16 who live in Leeds.

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 Solutions North West

Community Solutions North West, Elmfield Hall, Gatty Park, Hyndburn Road, Lancashire, BB5 4AA
We offer various forms of mentoring and befriending through home visits, telephone support and group activities.

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.

Cyril Flint Volunteers

Alex Neil, Cyril Flint Volunteers, The Sharples Building, 1-3 Church Road, Urmston, Greater Manchester, M41 9EH
Cyril Flint Befrienders matches trained befriending volunteers with isolated or lonely older people in the local community in Trafford and South Manchester. Our volunteers agree to befriend for a minimum of one hour per week, providing some regular company for those who sign up to our service.

Didsbury Good Neighbours

Sue Thurston, Didsbury Good Neighbours, The Holt Pavilion Didsbury Park, Gillbrook Road, Didsbury, M206WY
We are a charity whose aim is to support senior members of the Didsbury community through a volunteer befriending service and a programme of weekly activities.

Disability Positive (Counselling and Befriending Service)

Disability Positive, Disability Positive, Sension House, Denton Drive, Davenham, Northwich, Cheshire, CW97LU
We are providing a befriending service for people with lived expeience of disability and long term health conditions throughout Cheshire that access our other services.

friendship at home

Friendship At Home, 6-7 Aspen Court, N E Lincs, DN35 0SJ
The service is for older people who are lonely and isolated.

Healthy Minds (Like Minds)

Healthy Minds, 1 King Street, West Yorkshire, HX1 1SR
Like Minds is a service for anyone who feels they would like to speak to someone who really understands mental health issues.

Hesketh Bank and Tarleton Helpers (n/a)

Hesketh Bank And Tarleton Helpers, The Rectory, 1, Silverdale, Hesketh Bank, Lancashire, PR4 6RZ
We are a small charity operating in and around the villages of Tarleton and Hesketh Bank in West Lancashire.

HEY Smile Foundation (CallER Collective)

HEY Smile Foundation, The Loft, Gosschalks, Dock Street, East Yorkshire, HU1 3AE
CallER Collective provides a telephone befriending service for people in Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire.

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.

Ilkley & District Good Neighbours (Walk & Talk)

Ilkley & District Good Neighbours, Riddings Hall, Riddings Road, West Yorkshire, LS29 9LU
Befrienders Befrienders play an invaluable role in offering friendship, reducing isolation, providing stimulation and building confidence by providing… Companionship to an individual older person living in their own home A listening ear, cheerful company and conversation Sharing a pot of tea, reading or writing letters A game of scrabble or a puzzle together Potentially a trip out to a local cafe or accompany on a short walk

Langdon

Langdon, 506, Unit 506 Centennial Park, Centennial Avenue, WD6 3FG
Langdon helps hundreds of adults and young people with learning disabilities and autism across the UK to live independent lives through supported living, education, employment support and social activities.

Laugh Live Love CIC (Chatterbox)

Laugh Live Love CIC, St Cuthberts Vicarage, Church Road, Lancashire, FY8 5PX
Chatterbox is our telephone befriending service for older people living on the Fylde who would like to receive a weekly call from one of our volunteers, make new friends, laugh, cry or just talk.

Leeds Jewish Welfare Board

Janine Field, Leeds Jewish Welfare Board, 311 Stonegate Road, West Yorkshire, LS17 6AZ
We support people to stay independent, active and lead fulfilling livesr.

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.

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.

Middlesbrough and Stockton Mind

Middlesbrough And Stockton Mind, 90-92 Lothian Road, TS42QX
Our service offers telephone befriending for adults aged 50+ living in Middlesbrough. The service is here for people who are feeling isolated and lonely. If you would like to have a weekly telephone call with someone who you can talk with about things that interest you, to have a bit of company and a friendly person to chat with then you can get in touch with us. The service is delivered by trained volunteers.

Mind in Bradford

Mind In Bradford, Mind In Bradford, Kenburgh House, 28 Manor Row, West Yorkshire, BD1 4QU
Community Companions are trained volunteers who telephone or visit adults in their own homes or in the local community to support their mental wellbeing and help them access local services. The project aims to improve the mental health of individuals aged 18+ or over who are experiencing loneliness, social isolation or depression. Currently running in Baildon (BD17) Central Bradford (BD1, BD2, BD3, BD5, BD7, BD8, BD9) Mind in Bradford runs the project in partnership with the Bradford Districts CCG.

Mind in Harrogate District

Mind In Harrogate District, The Acorn Centre, 101a Station Parade, North Yorkshire, HG1 1HB
This service offers the opportunity to meet with a volunteer befriender on a regular basis for walks, a café visit or a shopping trip. The first session will be a supervised meet and greet to ensure that both parties are comfortable with one another. Human companionship is important for maintaining positive mental health so if you need a little support, our Befriending Service could be for you.

MS Society Cymru

MS Society Cymru, Clockwise @ Brunel, Brunel House, 2 Fitzalan Street, CF24 0EB
The Pontio project offers befriending and one-to-one support to people living with and affected by multiple sclerosis (MS) in Wales. We offer information and support on: -employment rights and welfare benefits, including Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) claims -ways to manage your MS -accessing treatments, health, social care services and housing Our Pontio volunteers deliver MS awareness training sessions to organisations across Wales.

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

MySight York

MySight York, 14 Merchants Place, Merchantgate, North Yorkshire, YO1 9TU
MySight York's Home Visiting Service provides free, one-to-one support and friendship to people living with sight loss. Due to the coronavirus crisis our home visiting service moved to a telephone befriending service. The service seeks to enable people to retain as much independence as possible and to reduce social isolation. Volunteers are carefully matched and can visit people in their own homes or at other locations, depending on the individual needs and interests of those using the service. Examples of things a volunteer and client might do include: Reading and sorting mail, shopping together, writing cards, reading out loud for pleasure, going for a walk, exercising or participating in a hobby together or having a chat over a cuppa. Please note that volunteers do not carry out any personal care, undertake cleaning, food shopping for clients, helping with finances or household chores.

Neston Community Youth Centre (Neston Angels)

Neston Community Youth Centre, Burton Road, Cheshire, CH64 9RE
Neston Angels is a befriending service based at Neston Community Youth Centre, supporting older people in the CH64 area who live alone and would like more company. We combat loneliness by ‘matchmaking’ volunteers with local people, to provide informal, social support and form a trusting relationship over time.

New Friends for You (Friends for You)

New Friends For You, 38 MEREFIELD, ASTLEY VILLAGE, LANCASHIRE, PR7 1UR
Friends for you reaches out to lonely people in the Chorley, Lancashire area by offering them a volunteer to visit them for an hour a week at the same time, same day each week.

New Mills & District Volunteer Centre

New Mills & District Volunteer Centre, 33-35 Union Road, New Mills, Derbyshire, SK22 3EL
Our Befriending Service is aimed at people who are feeling lonely or socially isolated people and who live in New Mills and the surrounding areas in High Peak.

North and West Yorkshire ASBAH (NWY ASBAH)

North And West Yorkshire ASBAH, 12 Victory Road, West Yorkshire, LS29 8HL
North & West Yorkshire Association for Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus (North & West Yorkshire ASBAH) is a registered charity supporting children, adults and families with hydrocephalus and/or spina bifida in North & West Yorkshire. By supporting, informing, and campaigning, North & West Yorkshire ASBAH is continuing to help promote individual choice, control, and quality of life for all the people who use our services. One of the ways we provide our support is through welfare and befriending calls.

North Halifax Partnership (Staying Well) (Staying Well)

North Halifax Partnership (Staying Well), Kevin Pearce Children's Centre, Ovenden Road, W.Yorkshire, HX3 5RQ
Staying Well was established in 2014 to establish interventions for a range of socially isolated people in Calderdale. Using a wide range of community activities, groups and organisations Staying Well has reduced isolation for many residents. The telephone befriending scheme was established during the Covid Crisis and provides weekly phone befriending by trained volunteers.

Opening Doors (LGBTQ+ Befriending Service)

Opening Doors, Opening Doors, Unit 4.1b, Resource For London, 356 Holloway Road, London, N7 6PA
Our Befriending Service is for LGBTQ+ people over 50. Life can be lonely sometimes – everybody has experienced feeling alone at some point in their lives. Befriending matches you with a volunteer Befriender for regular social contact, with contact 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 - friendly telephone call each week on a scheduled day and time

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 (Check in and Chat)

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.

Reach Family Project (Reach Befriending)

Reach Family Project, 19 Dovedale Road, Breightmet, BOLTON, Greater Manchester, BL2 5HT
Reach Befriending offers friendship and support to those who are Elderly or Disabled and isolated in the Bolton area.

Relationship Circle

Relationship Circle, 68 Shenfield Place, Essex, CM15 9AH
Relationship Circle is a Community Interest Company (CIC) organisation with the aim of bringing women together to learn how to support each other during challenging times when they experience relationship problems/crisis with partners/spouses or family members at home. This group will offer individuals a safe space to share feelings and experience with one another via attending a virtual cafe or online free confidential individual tearoom conversations with the Relationship Circle mentor for up to 30 minutes for a series of 6 sessions on a weekly basis. Mentors who are recruited to become volunteers will be provided online training before they take on the role of the mentor.

Rescare

Rescare, Nicola Zielinski- Project Officer, Suite 1B, Sinclair House, Stockport, SK8 5AF
Rescare was founded in 1984 by parents and friends of people affected by the closure of large NHS hospitals for people with learning disability. We have developed a small befriending service across the UK, primarily telephone based to support family members including parents, siblings and a loved one with a Learning Disability. Where possible if one of our volunteers lives close to a family we will encourage face to face befriending.

Royds Community Association

Royds Community Association, Royds Enterprise Park, Future Fields, West Yorkshire, BD6 3EW
We work within the community with predominantly elder individuals who are lonely or isolated.

Safety Net (UK)

Safety Net (UK), 1 Fisher Street, Cumbria, CA3 8RR
If you have been affected by rape, exploitation, sexual or domestic abuse and live in Cumbria our befriending service can support you on your recovery journey. Our volunteers are trained as befrienders and understand the impact abuse has on people. If you are a survivor of rape, exploitation, sexual or domestic abuse in Cumbria you can self-refer for support from Safety Net (UK) by visiting https://www.safetynetuk.org/ or calling us on 01228 515859.

Sheffield Churches Council for Community Care (Good Neighbour Scheme)

Sheffield Churches Council For Community Care, Unit 19 President Buildings, Savile Street East, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S4 7UQ
SCCCC Good Neighbour Scheme has helped the older people in our local community since 1965. Regular or occasional friendly (social) visits A volunteer (or in some cases, a staff member) will go to a client’s home for a chat and possibly a cup of tea (if appropriate and safe to do so). Telephone support We offer regular, friendly support over the telephone for older people who may prefer this to face to face visits and we also offer telephone support to clients who are waiting to be matched with a volunteer. Pen pal Scheme We started our Pen pal scheme in March 2020 just as the first lockdown came. For those clients who do enjoy writing, they can write back to the volunteers in a safe way, so we can ensure that everything passing through is appropriate and has no sensitive information on, to keep everyone safe. Other services we offer also include: Escorting to hospital appointments Re-arranging furniture to enable greater mobility. Occasional sitting to give a carer time to attend an appointment Short term holiday checks

Sightline Vision (North West) Limited

Ian Edwards, Sightline Vision (North West) Limited, 1a Farrington Street, Lancashire, PR7 1DY
Sightline offers a confidential telephone befriending service for people with a visual impairment, their friends, family and carers.

Silver Cord (Silver Cord)

Silver Cord, Hope Christian Centre Stalybridge Road, Hyde, SK14 6NF
Local churches working in partnership to address issues of isolation and loneliness in Tameside (Greater Manchester) and Glossop (Derbyshire).

SWAN Women's Centre (Befriending Service)

SWAN Women's Centre, 6 Linacre Road, Merseyside, L21 8NJ
We are a women's service based in Sefton offering face to face and telephone/online support for 12 months for over 18's.

The Chatty Cafe Scheme

The Chatty Cafe Scheme, 1 Wade Row Top, Uppermill, Oldham, England, OL3 6AY, 1 Wade Row Top, Oldham, Greater Manchester, OL3 6AY
Weekly 30 minute phone call

The Civil Service Retirement Fellowship

The Civil Service Retirement Fellowship, Unit 11, Pepys House, Greenwich Quay, Clarence Road, SE8 3EY
As a national charity supporting former civil servants and their dependants we provide friendship/companionship via three national befriending schemes that offer services by phone, home visit or by letter.

The Coalfields Regeneration Trust, (Communities Active)

The Coalfields Regeneration Trust, The Coalfields Regeneration Trust, 1 Waterside Park, Valley Way, Wombwell, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S73 0BB
We provide Health and Wellbeing support to residents living in the Five Towns area of Wakefield (West Yorkshire). Our Health and Wellbeing Activators provide individuals with bespoke support to local residents wanting to overcome barriers and improve their health and wellbeing.  One to One support to help individual achieve their goals and overcome their barriers.  Befriending service (virtually & in person) to help local residents build the confidence they may need to try something new.  Identify and connect people into suitable local services, groups, activities and social opportunities.  Provide information and guidance to individuals to help them to lead a healthier lifestyle. Individuals access the service through self-referral and referrals/ signposting from local partners, organisations and health networks such as local GP’s, care coordinators and community health care workers.

The Lighthouse CMHH (Beacon)

The Lighthouse CMHH, Stricklandgate House, 92 Stricklandgate, Cumbria, LA9 4PU
The Lighthouse is a mental health peer support charity, based in Kendal and serving the South Lakeland area of Cumbria, UK. We provide a comfortable and safe space facilitated by our lovely non-judgemental peer support volunteers, where you can come and chat, or just sit in the company of others who understand. Set up in response to the pandemic, we now also run a telephone befriending service: 'Beacon'. We also run a selection of various activities depending on what opportunities are available.

The Lullaby Trust

The Lullaby Trust, The Lullaby Trust, CAN Mezzanine, 7-14 Great Dover Street, London, SE1 4YR
The Lullaby Trust offer confidential support to anyone affected by the sudden and unexpected death of a baby or young child. Our Team of Befrienders are bereaved parents, grandparents and adult family members, who offer support, which is arranged via the Support Team. We know how isolating it can feel to be bereaved by sudden infant death, and sometimes speaking to someone who has been through something similar can be a comfort.

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 Widows Empowerment Trust

The Widows Empowerment Trust, Bizspace Business Park, Wilsons House, Lancashire, M40 8WN
We provide support for widows across Greater Manchester that are feeling lonely and Isolated to develop greater resilience and wellbeing . we provide 6month befriending and it will review after 6month. we support newly bereaved and other widows

Warrington Voluntary Action (WVA)

Warrington Voluntary Action, The Gateway, 89 Sankey Street, Cheshire, WA1 1SR
Good Neighbours Helping people remain independent in their homes and communities, by enabling people to do as much for themselves as possible through the support of volunteers. Focusing on people who would benefit from level support or befriending due to social isolation, experiencing social anxiety and who are pre-crisis and pre-frailty. It is expected that the beneficiaries of the project will be predominantly, but not exclusively, older people.

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.

Wirral Mind

Kate Russell, Wirral Mind, St Catherines Health Centre, Church Road, Tranmere, Wirral, CH42 0LQ
The befriending service exists to support adults aged from 18 to 65 years living within the Wirral who are experiencing or have experienced mental health problems.