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AgeUK Leicester Shire & Rutland

Troy Young, AgeUK Leicester Shire & Rutland, Lansdowne House, 113 Princess Road East, Leicestershire, LE17LA
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. https://www.ageuk.org.uk/leics/our-services/support-in-the-community/befriending-and-mentoring/ 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. CONTACTS Main Reception: 01162992233 enquiries@ageukleics.org.uk Rutland: Yvonne Rawlings 01572 770 324 yvonne.rawlings@ageukleics.org.uk North West Leicestershire: Donna Watson 01530 460553 donna.watson@ageukleics.org.uk Joining Forces (Support for Veterans): Owen Jones 0116 2992235 owen.jones@ageukleics.org.uk Telephone Befriending: Julia Day 0116 2237364 julia.day@ageukleics.org.uk
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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.

Community Action Bolsover

Community Action Bolsover, 4 Station Road, S44 6BE
We offer an informal befriending service whereby neighbours offer a free Service to elderly, frail, disabled, or housebound neighbours.

Derby Central United Reformed Church (Networks Befriending Service)

Liz Schiff, Derby Central United Reformed Church, Derby Central URC, Becketwell Lane, Derby, DE1 1JW
We are a befriending service based in Derby offering home-based visits from trained volunteers.

Derbyshire Gypsy Liaison Group

Siobhan Spencer, Derbyshire Gypsy Liaison Group, 1-3 Ladygrove Mill, Ladygrove Road, Two Dales, Derbyshire, DE4 2FG
DGLG provides assistance and information to the Gypsy community in Derbyshire.

Happy at Home Partnership, Daventry Volunteers

Happy At Home Partnership, Daventry Volunteers, The New Street Centre, 13 New Street, NN11 4BT
Happy at Home provides a lifeline to lonely, isolated, older people across West Northamptonshire, supporting them to live happily, healthily, safely, and independently in their homes for as long as possible. We recruit, support, and train our volunteers who build relationships with older people and in doing so, strengthen their communities.

Independent Age

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

Leicester Western Ward Linking Lives

Sarah Tavener, Leicester Western Ward Linking Lives, C/o 22 Triumph Road, Leicestershire, LE3 8FR
We are a church led befriending service for all socially isolated and lonely adults, over 60 years old, in the Western Ward of Leicester. We aim to reduce loneliness one friendship at a time.

Macmillan Cancer Support

Tina Morrow, Macmillan Cancer Support, 3rd Floor, 132 Rose Street, EH2 3JD
Support for people living with cancer

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.

North Buckinghamshire Patient Support Service

Keith Hofgartner, North Buckinghamshire Patient Support Service, Avenue Road, Winslow, Buckinghamshire, MK18 3DW
A befriending service set up as part of the North Buckinghamshire Patient Support Service.

Old Hall Peoples Partnership

Denise Birkett, Old Hall Peoples Partnership, Wing Close, Bentley, Walsall, West Midlands, WS2 0LS
Old Hall People’s Partnership was established in the 90’s and registered as a charity in 2000. • Two charity shops • Pass It On Furniture Re-cycling Project • Spadework Gardening Service • Community Cafe • Bentley Community Library • Domestic Cleaning Service • Benefits and Money Advice • Lunch Clubs • Sports Hall Hire • Meeting/Conference facilities • Pocket Park

Peterborough Association for the Blind

Jodie Insley, Peterborough Association For The Blind, 68b Westgate, Cambs, PE1 1RG
We are a registered charity dedicated to helping visually impaired people and their carers find the right level of support and to help them maintain their quality of life.

Racing Welfare

Kathryn Whiteway, Racing Welfare, 20b Park Lane, Suffolk, CB8 8QD
We offer professional guidance and practical help to the stud, stable and support staff whose dedication is vital for the wellbeing of racing. Our work aims to help people, from recruitment to retirement, to thrive in day to day life and through a range of challenges specific to a career in racing. We have a national network of Welfare Officers based in regional offices. We support current and retired racing staff, and their families.

South Derbyshire CVS

Kerrie Fletcher, South Derbyshire CVS, 46-48 Grove Street, Derbyshire, DE11 9DD
South Derbyshire CVS runs a befriending service called Connect Befriending which covers the South Derbyshire area and is for any vulnerable adult.

The Hepatitis Trust (C4th)

The Hepatitis Trust, Suite 3/4 Falkirk Business Hub, 45 Vicar Street, FK1 1LL
The Hepatitis C Trust delivers a range of services that support the elimination of the virus as a serious risk to public health through targeting some of the groups that are most impacted and providing support and information to all those affected. Click on this link for further information. http://www.hepctrust.org.uk/services

The Silver Line

Moira Gallagher, The Silver Line, Trade Tower, Calico Row, Battersea, SW11 3UF
The Silver Line is the only confidential, free helpline for older people across the UK, open every day and night of the year. • Offer information, friendship and advice • Link callers to local groups and services • Protect and support those who are suffering abuse and neglect If callers would like to be put in touch with Silver Line Friends, they can receive a weekly friendship call or a regular friendship letter from a volunteer friend.

The Silver Line Helpline

Anthea Beeks, The Silver Line Helpline, Trade Tower, Calico Row, Battersea, SW11 3UF
The Silver Line is the only confidential, free helpline for older people across the UK, open every day and night of the year. • Offer information, friendship and advice • Link callers to local groups and services • Protect and support those who are suffering abuse and neglect If callers would like to be put in touch with Silver Line Friends, they can receive a weekly friendship call or a regular friendship letter.

Voluntary Action South Leicestershire

Rohini Corfield, Voluntary Action South Leicestershire, Torch House, Torch Way, Northampton Road, Leicestershire, LE16 9HL
Community Champions, working with over 60s will help people find out what’s happening in their neighbourhood, support them to enjoy activities, socialise and make new friends, show them the benefits of the internet, especially if they’re housebound, achieve their personal goals, whatever they may be, and overcome challenges and difficulties by focusing on the positives.