Age UK Derby & Derbyshire - Befriending Service

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Email befriending@ageukderbyandderbyshire.org.uk
Website http://www.ageuk.org.uk/derbyandderbyshire/how-we-help/the-befriending-service/
Telephone 01773 768240
Address
c/o Caroline Court Day Centre
Marsh Avenue
Hope
Hope Valley
S33 6RX
Purpose

The Befriending Service provides social support and companionship to people living in the community who are isolated, vulnerable or lonely. We also provide a specialist befriending service to support people in the early stages of dementia.

For some people who live alone or are housebound it can be days before they speak to another person. A regular befriending visit gives you an opportunity to have a chat, express worries or concerns, share a joke, or reminisce with someone who is happy to listen and talk.

Services

Provide the company of others and an opportunity to talk to someone through regular home visits or telephone calls. A Befriender can be a great link to the outside world and help access other services, pursue interests and engage in activities. Befriending can make the difference between just managing and living. The service is flexible and can be used to complement other services such as day services or home care services. Befriending can also offer a relief to family carers and peace of mind to family living away. 

What they do
  • Befriending or mentoring
Who they work with
  • Older people 50+
Geographical area coverage Derbyshire Dales, High Peak,Part(s) of Derbyshire
Space for Hire No
Opening Times Variable
Eligibility Criteria - Over 65 - Living in the High Peak or North Derbyshire Dales This criteria is for guidance and each referral will be individually assessed
Meeting Place Service user's home
Service Costs Charges are made for the befriending service - contact for current details
Is a registered charity? Yes
Charity Number 1068550
Is a registered company? Yes
Company Number 3510613

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