The power of a good chat

If you’re feeling in need of a good chat with someone who cares – perhaps because you’re living on your own or your health isn’t what it used to be – our volunteers can make regular visits to your home, or provide a regular chat over the phone.

“I wouldn’t say I’m lonely. I don’t go for days without speaking to anyone. Though many days I am at home all day on my own, and I do miss having someone to talk to…”

Derek, 83

How it works

  1. You sign up for as long or as short a time as you like.
  2. You’ll catch up with your volunteer at a regular time that suits you both.
  3. If you decide your volunteer isn’t working out, you can let us know and we’ll find you someone else.
  4. You won’t be charged – friendship is free!

It’s never too late to make a new friend

As you get older it’s common to find that your social circle starts to shrink. But it’s never too late to have a new friendship. Our volunteers are fully trained, have had all the necessary checks you’d expect and supported by Independent Age staff. We’ll also check in with you from time to time to see how things are going.

Our volunteers are good company and want to chat. If you’d like a regular call or visit, just give us a call on 0800 319 6789.

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