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Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees

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Befriending for over 50’s across Calderdale and Kirklees

We offer a befriending service for any older person who feels lonely or isolated and try to support them to lead a more fulfilling life.

Following a visit by our client liaison team and a discussion about how we can help, a Volunteer Befriender is introduced to provide face-to-face friendship and support in the home.

Call in time via Age UK National

Call in Time is a free telephone befriending service for matching volunteers with older people offered by the national charity Age UK.

Not having someone to talk to regularly can be lonely and isolating, particularly if you’re used to sharing your home and time with others.

A friendly, weekly, 30-minute chat on the phone can make all the difference.

While they’re waiting to find a suitable match for an older member of the public, they carry out regular, short Good Day Calls with them, to make sure the older person is still being contacted.