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 aims to tackle the symptoms of loneliness and isolation amongst older people in the Derbyshire Dales and High Peak. Specifically we aim to:
Enable older people to overcome the barriers of isolation and loneliness
Improve and maintain emotional wellbeing of older people
Enable older people to reengage with their community
Enable older people to retain their independence
Enable older people to remain in their own home for as long as they wish
Enable carers to receive
Services Provide the company of others and an opportunity to talk to someone through regular home visits or telephone calls.
Provide opportunities to participate in social activities
encouragement to joins clubs/community activities
Outings
Provide information about and signpost to other services and organisations
Pursue interests and activities - through, for example, activity based visits.
Recruit, encourage, support and train volunteers to help deliver the service.
Support carers
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 Older people aged 60+
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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