Befriending Services

Lets say no to loneliness

Did you know that around 1 million older people in the UK regularly go an entire month without speaking to anyone? (

This Channel 4 News clip shows how it can feel to be old and alone and how the wonderful people who volunteer as befrienders make such a wonderful difference to people’s lives

If you or someone you know feel lonely or unhappy sometimes and would like someone to chat to, you may want to think about having a befriender or becoming a befriender.

from FoTEBefrienders are usually volunteers who come to your house, take you out or call you over the phone regularly.

You will find details below about Befriending Services in your area.

If you would like to add information about a non-profit or voluntary befriending service to this list please email [email protected]



These are just some of the befriending schemes available to you. Please be advised that we are in no way endorsing the services of the companies listed here. This directory is provided purely for information purposes only.

If you would like to add a befriending service or website to our directory – please email [email protected]