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Age UK Lambeth Befriending Service

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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.

Address:
Age UK Lambeth, 336 Brixton Road, London, SW9 7AA
Telephone:
020 7346 6800
Waiting times:
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+
Charges:
Free
How to apply:
Self referral or professional referrals are accepted.
Sector:
Voluntary

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Age UK has a vision of a world in which older people flourish. We aim to improve later life for everyone through our information and advice, campaigns, products, training and research.
Befriending services offer supportive, reliable relationships through volunteer befrienders to people who would otherwise be socially isolated.