Our Befriending Service is for older people who may be socially isolated or feel lonely. Our main target client group are the 9,800 (40%) Lambeth residents aged over 55 who live alone but is open to all Lambeth residents aged 55 and over. We match each individual applicant with a suitable volunteer who visits their home for at least one hour a week to keep them company and have a chat.
All volunteers are required to undergo a check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and will have their references checked.
Age UK Lambeth, 336 Brixton Road, London, SW9 7AA
There will be a short waiting time for new clients to be paired with a suitable volunteer.
Who is it for:
Lambeth residents aged 55+
How to apply:
Self referral or professional referrals are accepted.