Why Befriending?

Life can be lonely sometimes – most people have experienced feeling alone at some point in their lives.

The Befriending Service aims to reduce the stress of loneliness and isolation, increase peoples’ confidence, and enable them to maintain their independence.

What is Befriending?

Befriending matches a volunteer Befriender with a Friend for regular social contact, with visits or calls or a mix of both. You might:

  • Meet for a coffee or a walk
  • have a chat in the home or garden
  • catch up with a friendly telephone call

The service is totally free.

Telephone Befriending Scheme | Hastings Voluntary Action

Client quote…

“I value the fact that someone really cares about me enough to ring me every week and have a proper chat” – Befriending Client

Interested in becoming a Volunteer Befriender?

For more information, please contact Jennifer on 01457 865722 or