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Age UK Barnet

Sian Jones, Age UK Barnet, Ann Owens Centre, Oak Lane, East Finchley, N2 8DT
Home visiting and digital inclusion service for Barnet residents over 55 who feel socially isolated.

Age UK Bromley & Greenwich

Age UK Bromley & Greenwich, Community House, South Street, Kent, BR1 1RH
We take referrals from a variety of social prescribers including GP’s Social Services, NHS clinics the London ambulance service and fire brigade. Working with trained volunteers, we provide: Home Visiting: A weekly one to one home visit from a volunteer for a good chat and perhaps a cup of tea Telephone befriending: A weekly telephone call from a telephone companion Out and About: A volunteer companion to encourage and motivate clients to get out and about into the community by accompanying to social activities, for a walk or some light shopping until the client feels confident enough to do it alone. Community Hubs: A place to socialize, make new friends and take part in fun activities.

Age UK Croydon (Befriending Program)

Age UK Croydon, 81 Brigstock Road, CR7 7JH

Age UK Merton

Kourtney Wood , Age UK Merton, 277 London Road , CR4 3NT
Merton Befriending Service is a collaboration with Wimbledon Guild in Merton working together to deliver a high quality befriending service for isolated older people. We offer a free face to face and a telephone befriending service.

Ashford Volunteer Centre (Befriending Service)

Lindsay Wratten, Ashford Volunteer Centre, Berwick House, 8 Elwick Road, Kent, TN23 1PF
For nearly 30 years Ashford Volunteer Centre has been supporting people aged over 50 who have become lonely and isolated due to old age, ill health, disability, mental distress or bereavement.

Be Free Young Carers

Donna Cowieson, Be Free Young Carers, Harwell Innovation Centre, 173 Curie Avenue, Oxfordshire, OX11 0QG
Be Free YC supports young carers aged between 8-24 in South Oxfordshire. Befriending gives young carers 1 to 1 support, positive social interaction and self esteem and reduces the impact of their caring role on health and well being. Trained, supported volunteers are key to this valuable and rewarding service.

Bishop Creighton House (Homeline)

Bishop Creighton House, 378 Lillie Road, London, SW67PH
Homeline is a free service in Hammersmith & Fulham for older, isolated people aged 60 plus. Homeline has a caseworker who can help out with other problems such as contacting medical and social services and putting you in touch with other support organisations, including BCH projects. We run regular events for Homeline members, including lunches, IT and exercise classes.

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. We offer a wide range of services delivered by our small, dedicated staff team and fantastic volunteers. Our befrienders can either visit members in their homes, have chat and a cup of tea, take them out for that cup of tea, go for walks or go shopping.

Building Futures Together

NASREEN AKHTAR, Building Futures Together , TBA, BERKSHIRE
Currently in the process of setting up a multilingual telephone befriending service
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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.

Crossway Pregnancy Crisis Centre

Emma Ashford , Crossway Pregnancy Crisis Centre, 306 Richmond Road, Twickenham, Surrey, TW1 2PD
The befriending service is part of Crossway Pregnancy Crisis Centre in Twickenham, West London.

Good Neighbour Project

Jonathan, Good Neighbour Project, 12 Upper Grosvenor Road, TN1 2EP
Reducing social isolation amongst elderly people in Tunbridge Wells by helping them to be part of the community, remain independent & find purpose for living We do this through offering the services of trained and supported volunteers who are able to provide guidance, information, practical and emotional support to clients. We found many older people unable to leave their homes because they had fallen, or had a fear of falling.

Impetus Neighbourhood Care Scheme

Sean De Podesta, Impetus Neighbourhood Care Scheme, 1st Floor, Intergen House, 65-67 Western Road, BN3 2JQ
Impetus Neighbourhood Care Scheme (NCS) enables people to offer support to older people, adults with physical disabilities and their carers who live near them.

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.

Kent Coast Volunteering (Thanet Good Neighbours Service)

Rebecca Bullivant, Kent Coast Volunteering, Kent Coast Volunteering, Kent Innovation Centre, Millennium Way, Kent, CT10 2QQ
The Kent Coast Volunteering Good Neighbours Service is a befriending service for older people (over 60) living in the Thanet, Dover and Folkestone areas.

Link Age Southwark

Jennie Linnett, Link Age Southwark, Dulwich Community Hospital, East Dulwich Grove, SE22 8PT
Link Age Southwark is a vibrant local charity that provides friendly volunteer support to people over 60 across the London Borough of Southwark.
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London Irish Centre

Caroline Hanks, London Irish Centre, 50-52 Camden Square, NW1 9XB
Befriending Service at The London Irish Centre The aim of the London Irish Centre Befriending Service is to reduce social isolation, improving the emotional well-being of Irish clients. The Befriending service is for older Irish clients in London with a low to moderate level of support. Clients may feel socially isolated and are not engaged with activities in the community. Befriending Service Aims & Objectives To befriend individual clients at home or in the community To provide companionship and friendship To reduce social isolation and loneliness by providing weekly visits to provide stimulation and improve mental wellbeing To increase social connection and contact with the Irish community and cultural services To expand and enhance the client’s experience within their own community or explore and plan new experiences (if wanted by client) To be flexible to meet the needs of the client: For companionship, to help support people to remain safe and well in their homes, to support with walking outdoors, or for help accessing opportunities in the community To help the client feel happier and more independent in their situation Why become a befriender? • An opportunity to meet new people • A chance to make a difference • An increased sense of community • Full training, a dedicated befriending handbook, and ongoing support and supervision to carry out your role effectively • Great experience to put on your CV Benefits for clients • Companionship • Emotional support • Health benefits • Self-esteem & confidence • Increased social awareness • Learning how to relate to others • Using community resources and services Our service is: -Friendly We take the time to find exactly the right befriender for each individual. -Safe All our volunteers are carefully recruited, police checked and trained to ensure a safe, professional service. -Flexible Weekly sessions can be arranged for a day and time that suits the individual. -Improves well-being Regular visits from someone who cares can has a significant positive impact on mental and physical well-being

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.

Medway Voluntary Action (MVA)

Medway Voluntary Action (MVA), 5a New Road Avenue, Chatham, Kent, ME4 6BB
A catalyst for social change MVA works towards a Medway where communities are active, empowered and connected.

Norfolk Deaf Association

Pam Spicer, Norfolk Deaf Association, 120 Thorpe Road, Norfolk, NR1 1RT
This service offers support and companionship to young people and adults who experience any degree of hearing loss (from being profoundly deaf, BSL users or hard of hearing).

Public Voice

Public Voice, Tottenham Town Hall, Town Hall Approach, The Chilterns, Haringey, N15 4RX
Public Voice is a not for profit CIC which delivers a range of services in Haringey and other parts of London.

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.

Reading Voluntary Action

Rachel Spencer, Reading Voluntary Action, Third Floor, Reading Central Library, Berkshire, RG1 3BQ
Ready Friends is a project run by Reading Voluntary Action to support and encourage befriending in Reading. - promoting existing befriending, buddying and 'friendship' schemes - recruiting volunteers interested in befriending and supporting them to find a suitable role - holding quarterly Befriending Forums where partners, stakeholders and funders can share ideas and best practice - and develop new initiatives. - providing and online and hard copy toolkit to inspire and equip local people to take action on loneliness and social isolation in their community, neighbourhood, street, and with friends and family Ready Friends is funded by The Earley Charity.
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Redbridge Befriending Project (East London)

Martina Chana, Redbridge Befriending Project (East London), Redbridge Concern For Mental Health, 98-100 Ilford Lane, Essex, IG1 2LD
Redbridge Befriending Project. Volunteers do not need experience but a willingness to learn and an interest in mental health however it is a necessity to have a non judgemental attitude, patience and reliability. This is an excellent opportunity for those wishing to embark on a career in Psychology or Health and Social Care field

Redbridge Carers Support Service

Redbridge Carers Support Service, 12 Clements Court, Clements Lane, Essex, RM6 4PN
Redbridge Carers Support Service supports unpaid carers over the age of 17 years old in Redbridge. RCSS aims to make a positive difference to the lives of carers by providing them with a range of services, support and recognition e.g.
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Redbridge Dementia Befriending Service

Jodie Roast, Redbridge Dementia Befriending Service, One Place East, 98-100 Ilford Lane, Essex, IG1 2LD
This project provides a service to people with dementia who are living independently, attending day services, going through transition into residential or nursing care as well as those already living in long term care settings. Redbridge Dementia Befriending Service volunteers will facilitate the person with dementia to continue doing what interests them or to help them to participate in activities that will help to reduce their isolation and improve their general well being.

ScotsCare (Blether Buddy Befriending Service)

Louise Davies, ScotsCare, 22 City Road, London, EC1Y 2AJ
We are a modern 21st century organisation with a 400 year-old history of helping out Scots, and the children of Scots, in London. And we’re finding that the need for our support has never been greater. We offer help with job seeking, housing, health, drugs and alcohol, counselling, debt and advocacy advice and services. Our services are available to Scots living within a 35 mile radius of Charing Cross.

Tandem

Prue Sykes, Tandem, The Michael Young Building, Restore, Manzil Way, Cowley Road, Oxon, OX4 1YH
An independent charity offering befriending partnerships to people recovering from a period of mental ill-health in Oxford City and nearby.

The Civil Service Retirement Fellowship

The Civil Service Retirement Fellowship, Unit 11, Pepys House, Greenwich Quay, Clarence Road, SE8 3EY
The Civil Service Retirement Fellowship is a national charity that supports former civil servants and their dependants with the core of our charitable activities being focused on improving later life for our beneficiaries.

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.

The Volunteer Link Scheme

The Volunteer Link Scheme, Boundary House, Boston Road, W7 2QE
We are a befriending charity based in the London Borough of Ealing. We train volunteers who visit people once a week for a couple of hours, to help them get out of the house, or to spend time with them at home, or to allow a carer to have a break.

The Wimbledon Guild of Social Welfare

Annabella Dudziec, The Wimbledon Guild Of Social Welfare, 30/32 Worple Road, SW20 8QQ
We work in the London Borough of Merton with some of the most vulnerable and socially isolated members of our community.

Time to Talk Befriending

Time To Talk Befriending, Unit 2 West Werks, 41-43 Portland Road, East Sussex, BN3 5DQ
We are a local charity rooted in the Sussex Communities we serve.

Tower Hamlets Friends and Neighbours

Rajesh Kalhan, Tower Hamlets Friends And Neighbours, St Margaret's House, 21 Old Ford Road, E2 9PL
We provide befriending services to isolated, vulnerable people, particularly the elderly, in the borough of Tower Hamlets.

Turning Tides (Turning Tides' Mentoring & Befriending Team)

Turning Tides, Turning Tides, Town Hall, Chapel Road, West Sussex, BN11 1HA
Turning Tides’ mission is to end local homelessness. The mentoring and befriending team aims to promote community inclusion therefore reducing social isolation and institutionalisation within our client group. The team will provide community engagement as well as providing our clients with time to talk and support to access local community groups. We will offer a tailored programme to meet the needs of each individual. What a befriender can offer • companionship and support in help with linking into local activities, e.g. • company and support in attending doctor or hospital appointments • help in dealing with the local housing or social services department • support in developing independent living skills, e.g. • help in setting personal goals or objectives and working towards them.

West Kent Befriending Service

West Kent Befriending Service, Age UK Maidstone, 7 Mill Street, Kent, ME15 6XW
The West Kent Befriending Service is a project of Age UK Maidstone.