Results

Found 103 results in South East England.

New Search

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 on Elder Abuse

Action On Elder Abuse, 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.

Action To Prevent Suicide CIC (Project CIO Cholwell Farm)

Action To Prevent Suicide CIC, 16, Follaton Rise, County (optional), TQ9 5FX
We are in process of looking set up a house based on befriending in a rural environment

Age Concern Mole Valley

Age Concern Mole Valley, The Point, Mayflower Lyons Court, Surrey, RH41AB
The Age Concern Mole Valley Befriending service is for older people who are lonely and socially isolated. The service also helps identify further needs and concerns and allows us to offer additional assistance and support via our information & signposting service, which includes working with other organisations and local authorities. All our volunteers are DBS and reference checked for this service. Email enquiries for information can be sent to info@ageconcernmolevalley.org.uk

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 Barnet

Sian Jones, Age UK Barnet, Ann Owens Centre, Oak Lane, East Finchley, N2 8DT
Telephone/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 Croydon

Age UK Ealing (Befriending Service)

Age UK Ealing, Greenford Community Centre, 170 Oldfield Lane South, London, UB6 9JS
Age UK Ealing offer a free Telephone Support and Befriending service to older people who are lonely and isolated. - Usually aged over 60 - Usually living alone - Isolated - No regular visitors or family living locally - Housebound or with limited mobility Referrals: Self-referral, referred by a friend, relative, carer, a health or social care professional or a voluntary agency. Every Christmas we deliver Hampers to all on the service.

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.

Age UK Surrey

Age UK Surrey, Rex House, William Road, Surrey, GU1 4QZ
Our face-to-face Befriending service currently covers the Boroughs of Guildford, Runnymede, Spelthorne and Waverley in Surrey.

Age UK Sutton

Age UK Sutton, Sutton Gate, 1 Carshalton Rd, Surrey, SM1 4LE
Age UK Sutton is an independent, local charity working throughout the London Borough of Sutton to support older people, their families and carers. Our Community Connectors Befriending Service supports isolated and lonely older people to forge new connections with a volunteer and the wider community: This can include: - Regular, friendly contact: telephone & face-to-face befrienders are the warm voices and friendly faces that engage with isolated older people to draw them out of their shell & develop confidence - Discovering activities & hobbies: we support older people to connect with activities and hobbies they like, by providing information on local groups & activities and providing support & encouragement to attend - Reconnecting with the community (suspended during lockdown): volunteer befrienders can accompany an older person to an activity for the first time, to help them settle in. Please note: face to face visits are suspended due to Coronovirus restrictions but telephone support is still available

Ashford Place

Ashford Place, 60 Ashford Place, Cricklewood, London, NW2 6TU
A long established charity based in North West London seeking to improve the lives of the more vulnerable members of our community.

Ashford Volunteer Centre (Befriending Service)

Lindsay Wratten, Ashford Volunteer Centre, Berwick House, 8 Elwick Road, Kent, TN23 1PF
For some 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.

Avon Valley Dementia Support

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

Aylesbury Youth Action

Aylesbury Youth Action, Queens Park Arts Centre, Queens Park, Buckinghamshire, HP21 7RT
Do you live in the Aylesbury area and surrounding villages? A.Y.A are offering a new service to connect young people aged 14-24 yrs with local community members through friendly conversation whilst helping out with the odd job, such as hoovering the stairs, drying/washing up or collecting some basic shopping, all in line with Covid19 government guidelines. Aylesbury Youth Action provide volunteering opportunities for young people aged 14-24 yrs in the Aylesbury area and surrounding villages.

Battersea Befriending Network

Battersea Befriending Network, 109 Pitt Crescent, Greater London, SW19 8HR
Battersea Befriending Network (BBN) offers a one-to-one befriending relationship to those who have been referred to us and are living in within the London Borough of Wandsworth with a mental health diagnosis.

Be Free Young Carers

Hilary Hutchinson, Be Free Young Carers, Harwell Innovation Centre, 173 Curie Avenue, Oxfordshire, OX11 0QG
Be Free YC supports young carers aged between 8-24 across The Vale of the Whitehorse and 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.

BEfriend

BEfriend, Boston House, 69-75 Boston Manor Road, County (Optional), TW8 9JJ
We provide one-to-one befriending for adults living in the London Borough of Ealing and have three projects: -Core Befriending: If you or someone you know lives alone, is isolated and feels lonely. -Linked Minds: If you or someone you know lives alone and has become isolated because of a mental health problem. -Carers Short Breaks Project: If you are an unpaid carer for a family member or friend, we can provide a trained volunteer to visit weekly and spend time with the cared-for person so you can have a 3 hour break. All our volunteers are trained in Befriending, Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults have been DBS checked.

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.

Building Futures Together

NASREEN AKHTAR, Building Futures Together , TBA, BERKSHIRE
Building Futures Together Slough Multilingual Telephone Befriending Service What is Befriending? Befriending makes a real difference to people's lives, often at a time of change, people aged 18 and over need support of another person to help them through a difficult time. What will Telephone Befriending Service provide? Telephone Befriending is a service provided by a trained befriender who will contact you weekly or fortnightly. Who are BFT Telephone Befrienders: Our volunteers are recruited from a range of backgrounds and cultures who provide support and company to anyone in need of regular and friendly telephone chat. What do BFT volunteers offer: A friendly chat Support and a listening ear Signposting/empowerment Bilingual advocacy Eligibility criteria includes but is not restricted: Feeling isolated Depressed Lonely Experienced any form of Domestic abuse Bereavement Low self esteem/confidence Have problems but do not know how to sort out or where to begin journey In addition to above we also now offer a 15 min welfare call this is particularly beneficial to those who are on medications due to underlying health issues who are not able to sustain a half hour call but simply want a call to check up on them if they okay on a weekly basis and if they need any help which we will gladly arrange. You can be referred by GP/Social Worker/family services/self referral Building Futures Together Telephone 01753 555650 Email bftenquiry@gmail.com

Canterbury & Herne Bay Volunteer Centre Ltd

Canterbury & Herne Bay Volunteer Centre Ltd, Canterbury & Herne Bay Volunteer Centre, Tower Works, Simmonds Road, Wincheap Business Park, Kent, CT1 3RA
Currently, we operate face to face and telephone befriending service matching individuals who are isolated or lonely with volunteers who provide social contact and support on a regular basis.
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.

Catherine Cameron (Linking Lives Bedford)

Catherine Cameron (Linking Lives Bedford), 22 Foster Road, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK42 8BU
At this moment in time we are just setting up and would prefer not to be listed. Our service is open to anyone aged 18 years or older who is feeling lonely or isolated. We use trained volunteers to visit you in your own home once a week. At the moment we only offer a telephone befriending service.

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.

Citizens Rights for Older People (CROP)

Citizens Rights For Older People (CROP), Citizens Rights For Older People, 9A High Street, Kent, ME17 2QD
At CROP (Citizens Rights for Older People ) we are extending our normal services of advocacy, information and advice, to include a free Telephone Befriending Service for people of 65 and over.

Club F.O.D

Club F.O.D, Club F.O.D, 21 Gweal Avenue, Berkshire, RG2 0FP
Club F.O.D aims to prevent Social Isolation within the LGBT+ community in Berkshire, and the Befriending Service aims to reduce Social Isolation where it already exists. Tea-friending - A weekly or fortnightly visit E-friending – A weekly or fortnightly phone call or through other digital communication tools such as Zoom or Skype The service is for: Those who are LGBT+ who are over 50 and are isolated and have Limited Social Connections Those who are LGBT+ and housebound (no age restrictions) and have Limited Social Connections During the COVID Pandemic, the E-friending service will be available for anyone over the age of 18 who is feeling isolated would like the chance to hear another human voice at the end of a phone.

CommUNITY Barnet (Barnet Befriending)

CommUNITY Barnet, Community Barnet, Barnet House, Whetstone, Greater London, N20 0EJ
Barnet Befriending is a telephone service for adults from 18 to 55 who may be experiencing isolation or loneliness. We know that loneliness and isolation can affect anyone in life, whatever their age and whatever their family situation. The current pandemic and continued restrictions can make everyone feel lonely and has meant that we continue to be physically distanced from each other. Our volunteer befrienders are matched to an individual to provide companionship and emotional support and give them information on a range of activities and services that can help them increase their confidence and sociability. Our Befriending service is for those who: • are aged 18-55 and live, work or study in Barnet • need some form of emotional support or simply want someone to talk to • who would like to improve their confidence or learn about new skills or services

Community Companions (Hounslow Muslim Centre)

Community Companions, 4-6, Hanworth Road, Middlesex, TW3 1UA
Based in the London Borough of Hounslow, we are here to help support the elderly, vulnerable and isolated during the pandemic era and beyond.

Crossroads Care Surrey

Crossroads Care Surrey, 121 Kingston Road, Surrey, KT22 7SU
Our amazing volunteers help us to support people across all areas of Surrey. Our telephone befriending service is incredibly valuable to people who are feeling lonely and isolated at home. A befriending call from a volunteer could last anything from 15 minutes to half an hour and will enable carers and people feeling lonely and isolated to benefit from friendly support, conversation, and someone to just check in on their wellbeing. All our volunteers are very friendly and are DBS and reference checked and have all been given training. Other Volunteer support we offer includes: Companionship in the Home - We spend a few hours a week with someone who may be isolated and feeling lonely. Community Support - We can Collect shopping and prescriptions for you if you are vulnerable.

Dawatul Islam (Darul Ummah Covid 19 Response Hub)

Dawatul Islam, 56 Bigland Street, E1 2ND
This is new and developing service that was started as part of the response to COVID-19.

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.

FRow Friends

FRow Friends, The Community Centre, Hartfield Road, East Sussex, RH18 5DZ
FRow Friends is a community organisation run by volunteers to help bring our community together through friendship.

Good Neighbour Project

Elizabeth Hills, Good Neighbour Project, 12 Upper Grosvenor Road, Kent, 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 Good Neighbours is helping to tackle social isolation amongst the older generation in the Tunbridge Wells area. Our Befriending serivce has helped over 1,000 clients reconnect with their local community. In the modern world where families are busier and more dispersed, older vulnerable people often need more than just company.  Backed up by the knowledge and professional contacts of our office staff, volunteers can offer information and advocacy when needed or short-term practical help. The feedback we receive shows how much this is appreciated: 'My aunt considers her volunteer a friend.' 'The visits gave my aunt a sense of value and provided much needed companionship for which we are very grateful.' 'It makes a difference having a visitor to look forward to.' 'You give me confidence to go out when necessary as I am partially sighted...' Our Falls Prevention Programme was set up to help those who had become housebound either because of a fall or had a fear of falling. Clients have spoken about the difference attending makes: 'The teachers are wonderful & meeting others certainly keeps your spirits up...' 'It has been very helpful in every way giving me back my confidence, and self-respect, meaning I can move about alone and live my life again.' 'It keeps me going all week!' We are able to deliver our services through our dedicated team of volunteers.

Grand Union Housing Group (Health and Wellbeing)

Grand Union Housing Group, K2, Timbold Drive, Kents Hill, Buckinghamshire, MK7 6BZ
As a housing association, we setting up this serve for customers of any age who are isolated/lonely would benefit from a regular phone conversation.

Guildford Town Centre Chaplaincy (Community Angels)

Guildford Town Centre Chaplaincy, C/o YMCA, Bridge Street, Surrey, GU1 4SB
Community Angels is a project run by the Guildford Town Centre Chaplaincy and provides a befriending service for vulnerable adults of any age living in Guildford Borough. Our volunteers visit people in their homes on a weekly basis, providing companionship and support to reconnect with the local community. Support is personalised and may range from chatting over a cup of tea to going for walks, trying a new activity, or accessing other types of help and will typically continue for a period of six months. Email: gfd.communityangels@gmail.com Tel: Ann 07825 799309 .

HANDS (HANDS Help a Neighbour in Distress Scheme)

HANDS, 72, Popes Grove, United Kingdom, TW1 4JX
Small local neighbouhood care group. Providing shopping, transport, gardening, trips out, tea parties and a face to face and telephone befriending service to older people and those with a disability in the immediate locality.

Headway SELNWK

Headway SELNWK, Shrewsbury House Community Centre, Bushmoor Crescent, Greater London, SE18 3EG
Headway South East London North West Kent works with adults who have an acquired brain injury - this may have been caused through a stroke or an accident.

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.

HUBB Support Group

DINAH BRYANT, HUBB Support Group, C/o HUBB 82 Shepherds Hill, Harold Wood, Essex, RM3 0NJ
HUBB is run by & for adults familiar with mental health problems, as an unregistered charity in London Boroughs of Havering, Barking & Dagenham, Our monthly Meetings are a safe place to share experiences, hear visiting Speakers & enjoy a buffet & raffle.

Humanity First UK

Humanity First UK, 27 Red Lion Business Park, Red Lion Road, Surrey, KT6 7QD
Whilst we have experience of delivering a variety of services in the UK, including supporting during floods, Grenfell tower fire, homeless food provision etc, we had to adapt very quickly during the covid crisis. Our Covid helpline has taken many referals from people requiring befriending. We use video facilities as well as face to face keeping in mind strict government guidance.

individual Dawn Hayes

Individual Dawn Hayes, 7 Clarence Squre, Flat A, East Sussex, BN1 2ED
I am an individual and using the website as part of my studies for Adult Socail Care leadership qualification.

Isle of Wight Society for the Blind (Sight for Wight)

Isle Of Wight Society For The Blind, Millbrooke House, 137 Carisbrooke Road, NEWPORT, Isle Of Wight, PO30 1DD
A telephone befriending project for anyone on the Isle of Wight that is visually impaired.

Kent Coast Volunteering (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 & Hythe districts.

Kew Neighbourhood Association

Kew Neighbourhood Association, Kew Neighbourhood Association, St Luke's House, 270 Sandycombe Road, Surrey, TW9 3NP
Kew Neighbourhood Association operates in Kew TW9. Our vision is to enable people in Kew to remain independent for as long as possible.

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.

Link Age Southwark

Jennie Linnett, Link Age Southwark, URC, Tell Grove, None, SE22 8RH
Link Age Southwark is a vibrant local charity that provides friendly volunteer support to people over 60 across the London Borough of Southwark.

Linking Lives Eastbourne

Linking Lives Eastbourne, East Sussex
Linking Lives Eastbourne is a local befriending scheme run by local churches, offering friendship to those who may be feeling lonely or socially isolated. Our priority remains the elderly who are living alone, but we will also consider younger people living alone.

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.
Quality in Befriending

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

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.

Medway Voluntary Action (MVA)

Medway Voluntary Action (MVA), 5a New Road Avenue, Chatham, Kent, ME4 6BB
Medway Voluntary Action (MVA) are working in partnership with Carers FIRST (CF), Age UK Medway and other local voluntary & community sector (VCS) and statutory organisations to deliver and co-ordinate befriending support in Medway. Befriending can be defined as: an emotional, supportive, mutual relationship in which companionship is provided on a regular basis by a volunteer. Befriending is not: the carrying out of any personal care, housework, or other domestic tasks. Key Principles: • Progression – Individuals accessing support will be encouraged and supported to nurture their own social connections within their local community, empowering them to move on and even help befriend other local people. • Partnership Working –The pilot will connect and communicate with statutory, community and voluntary Partners and commissioned frontline staff (e.g. • Capitalise on Existing Assets – Operating on a principle of accessing existing community and commissioned assets in Medway where possible. There are four core elements to the project: 1. 2. 3. 4. Some important things you should know before making a referral to us: • The key criteria for being eligible for befriending support is that the person being referred is living in isolated circumstances or has little social contact. o For individuals aged 18 years and over o Priority given to those with a long term illness or who are Disabled o Targeted at those with limited/ no family or friends who visit them and/or who spend long periods of time alone. o Each referral will be considered on an individual basis and those not appropriate will be signposted to VCS & Wellbeing Navigators o Not suitable for complex cases e.g. o Aim is to be a short term intervention that is person centred so no defined time limit set however the ultimate aim is to discharge individual from services once connected within community. • All referrals for befriending support will be reviewed by MVA, who will arrange or signpost to appropriate befriending support. • If you know someone who might benefit from the befriending support we offer, then this form can be completed by any of the following: o A relative, friend, health & social care or any other support worker – in this situation, the person being referred must be aware of, and have agreed, to the referral; or o An individual wishing to refer themselves to the befriending scheme Should you require further information or help completing the referral or wish to discuss a case before referring please contact our Befriending Programme Officer on 01634 564939 or email at befriending@mva.org.uk. We welcome any comments, observations or suggestions; please email these to the email above.

MelaNoMore Support Group

MelaNoMore Support Group, MelaNoMore Support Group, C/o Kelly Smith, St. Lukes Cancer Centre, The Royal Surrey County Hospital, Egerton Road, Surrey, GU2 7XX
Melanomore is a Social and Support Group for those affected by melanoma. We provide a safe place for people to help each other, when they have been affected by Melanoma, both people who have first-hand experience of the disease as well as family members and friends who have also been affected along with their loved ones. We hold group meeting of various types on a regular basis to provide peer support in the local community. We hold education days twice a year with a number of speakers on topics relevant to the Group members, chosen by group members. We provide lots of information through this website and our facebook page to help link you up link you up with other organisations that can provide help. We set up a Buddy System in Oct2020 so that if you’d like, you will have one to one peer support to help you through challenging times together and to celebrate every step you take forwards. The MelaNoMore Buddies provide a listening ear, through phone contact, to patients who are suffering from melanoma including their families/carers. This service is available to all patients, their families and or carers who are being treated at the St Luke’s Cancer Centre, Guildford or linked Hospital Trusts (Ashford & St Peters, East Surrey, Frimley Park and Clinics) where treatment is being given at St Luke’s. Please visit our website www.melanomore.net for further information

Morden College

Morden College, 19 St Germans Place, Blackheath, SE3 0PW
Morden College is a Charity dedicated to supporting older people. Today the Charity’s core purpose is to provide older people who are in need with a home for life, to support them as they grow older, and to provide care services, including residential care and residential nursing care, if the need arises. We are a strong community, committed to enabling the older people we support to have the highest quality of life, for the rest of their life. For more information on us, visit: https://www.mordencollege.org.uk/

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

Oak Grove Community Church (Oak Grove Family Support)

Oak Grove Community Church, Oak Grove Community Church, 70 Catton Grove Road, Norfolk, NR3 3NT
Oak Grove Community Church is a small- medium sized church based in the north Norwich area, with a strong community focused approach. Currently our service is a telephone befriending service, offering a telephone call once a week from a friendly, trained volunteer. All our volunteer befrienders have been trained for their role and have gone through a safe recruitment process including a DBS check.

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.

Operation Community

Operation Community, The New Apton Centre, 22a Apton Road, Hertfordshire, CM23 3SN
Our organisation offers two types of befriending service. Telephone befriending Telephone befriending is available to anyone looking for a way to reconnect with the outside world because we know having a chat really can make a world of difference. Bubble befriending As with telephone befriending, this service is available for those who have no local support system, which will allow us to match you to someone local to you who can 'bubble' with you to offer a couple of hours of support in your home each week.

oxleas nhs foundation trust (befriending service)

Oxleas Nhs Foundation Trust, Memorial Hospital, Shooters Hill, Woolwich, London, SE18 3RG
We will be looking to befriend adult and elderly mental health patients once they have been discharged from our wards

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.

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.

Q1 Foundation (The Hub) (Hub Buddies Befriending Scheme)

Q1 Foundation (The Hub), The Hub, 8 The Arcade, High Street, Berkshire, RG8 9AY
The Hub is a community connector, that offers the Hub Buddies befriending scheme to residents of Goring, Streatley and South Stoke, who are lonely or socially isolated.

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.

Reading Association for the Blind

Reading Association For The Blind, Walford Hall, Carey Street, Berkshire, RG1 7JS
Telephone befriending at Reading Association for the Blind (RAB) is a way to connect an isolated person with sight loss to the outside world.

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.
Quality in Befriending

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 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.

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.

Seafriends

Seafriends, 34 Sutton Road, BN25 1
Befriending mainly older people

Shoreham, Southwick & Fishersgate Community Group (Gateway Hub)

Shoreham, Southwick & Fishersgate Community Group, Gateway Hub, Gardener Road, Fishersgate, West Sussex, BN41 1PU
Covid led to a new understading of just how lonely people were in Shoreham, Southwick & Fishersgate.

SHP (The Camden Recovery Service & Islington Aftercare)

SHP, 50-52 Camden Square, NW1 9XB
Telephone Befriending is available to clients of The Camden Recovery Service and Islington Aftercare. Coronavirus is having a huge impact on our lives, with the social distancing restrictions in place possibly making you feel lonely or isolated.

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.
Quality in Befriending

St Barnabas Hospices (Community Companions)

St Barnabas Hospices, St Barnabas House, Titnore Lane, West Sussex, BN12 6NZ
Befriending service for patients of St Barnabas House - providing companionship to help relieve isolation or boredom - assist with taking a person out for practical or social reasons - provide company while the patient's carer takes a break for a couple for a couple of hours Visits are generally for 2 hours on a weekly basis

St John's Winchester

St John's Winchester, St John's Winchester, 32 St John's Street, The Broadway, Hampshire, SO23 9LN
St John’s Hand in Hand is the charity’s social prescribing initiative that seeks to assist local older people in the community through friendship and support. We believe that everybody should lead their life with enjoyment, friendship, fulfillment and choice. Our aim is to make a real difference by improving the wellbeing of local older people, offering access and gateways to new social opportunities and helping our scheme members to live full and independent lives for as long as possible. There are three core elements to the Hand in Hand scheme: Signposting Services – Our dedicated staff and volunteers will identify appropriate services or activities taking place in the local area and ‘signpost’ scheme members to them. Living Well Plans – This involves us chatting with the member using the St John’s Hand in Hand service about what support they may need and what they want to achieve. Befriending – A key part of the initiative includes offering companionship, especially in circumstances where help and support is needed.

St Raphaels Hospice

St Raphaels Hospice, St Raphaels Hospice, London Road, Cheam, Surrey, SM3 9DX
Volunteers visit once or twice per week to provide companionship and practical support to patients in their own homes and provide much needed respite to family members and informal carers. Service is for patients of the Hospice who have a life limiting condition Cover the London boroughs of Merton and Sutton

Surrey Heath Age Concern CIO

Surrey Heath Age Concern CIO, 20 Salisbury Grove, Mytchett Surrey, GU16 6BP
Often poor health and reduced mobility make it difficult for many older people to get out. Surrey Heath Age Concern CIO operates a Befriending Service ; currently over 50 volunteers visit around 60 older people in their homes across the Borough every week. The aim of the Befriending Service is to help older people maintain their independence by introducing them to one of our volunteers who visits them on a weekly basis.

Sutton Befrienders

Sutton Befrienders, Volunteer Centre, Market House, 216 - 220 High Street, SM1 1NU
Sutton Befrienders is a volunteering project which aims to reduce social isolation and loneliness for people living in the London Borough of Sutton. We recruit and train volunteer befrienders to build meaningful relationships so that the adults they support feel less lonely, less isolated and better connected in their community.

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.

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 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 Wimbledon Guild of Social Welfare

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

Time to Talk Befriending

Time To Talk Befriending, West Werks, 41-43 Portland Road, East Sussex, BN3 5DQ
We are an award winning Sussex based befriending charity for people aged 65+. Our aim is to help everyone referred to our service by taking the time to ascertain what they would like and need. We tackle the issue of older people’s isolation and wellbeing in a positive and fresh way by activating community volunteers of all ages and training them to become ‘befrienders’. We are founded on intergenerational principles. We have all the systems in place: DBS checking, GDPR guidelines, our Charity Log database, insurance, relationships with referral agencies (such as NHS Older People’s Services), an experienced staff team and referral partners. To make a referral please contact the team on 01273 737710 or email referrals@tttb.org.uk.
Quality in Befriending

Together Co (Together Co Befriending)

Assuntina Cardillo-Zallo, Together Co, Brighthelm Centre, North Road, East Sussex, BN1 1YD
Together Co Befriending enables people to offer support to older people, adults with physical disabilities and their carers who live near them.

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.

Voluntary Support North Surrey (Time to Talk)

Voluntary Support North Surrey, 1st Floor, IGC, Knoll Road, Surrey, GU15 3SY
Time to Talk is a befriending service for any resident of Surrey Heath of any age, who is experiencing loneliness. It is a free service run by trained volunteers who give their time to help keep you company. If you have been feeling lonely and would like someone to visit you, please get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you.

Volunteers Network CIC

Volunteers Network CIC, 4 Marine Close, East Sussex, BN24 6RD
Volunteers Network Befriending Service offers a weekly phone call to anyone feeling lonely or isolated, at a time and day mutually agreed between the volunteer and matched friend.

WAND UK

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

Watford and Three Rivers Trust (Neighbours Together, My Wellbeing, Getting Together, Watford CVS, Slice of Happiness)

Watford And Three Rivers Trust, Holywell Community Centre, Chaffinch Lane, Hertfordshire, WD18 9QD
Watford & Three Rivers Trust has been at the heart of community activity since 1974 and has played a significant part in the development of local voluntary services. Our vision : W3RT’s vision is of a community in which people are connected, informed and take responsibility for the wellbeing of themselves and others. Our purpose : To encourage and support people to be active in their communities for the wellbeing of themselves and others.​ To help older and vulnerable people to build social networks and design and secure services appropriate to their needs. To ensure that our community benefits from voluntary organisations that are welcoming, effective, sustainable and accountable.

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.

West Norfolk Befriending

West Norfolk Befriending, 12, Thoresby College, Queen Street, Norfolk, PE30 1HX
West Norfolk befriending works to decrease isolation among older people in West Norfolk. Following an assessment at home you will be matched with a vetted, trained and supported volunteer who will visit fortnightly. WNB hosts several community groups and social events in the year. Just call the office if you would like to know more about the service.

Wycombe Refugee Partnership

Wycombe Refugee Partnership, Wycombe Refugee Partnership, 8 Castle Street, Bucks, HP13 6RF
WRP resettles refugee families in the Wycombe area and provides all round support to the families in the first few months of settlement.