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BuddyHub

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  • Location:
    Greater London
  • Type of support:
    Face-to-face help, Website/app
  • Groups supported:
    Bereaved, Care leavers, Carers, Disabled, Divorced/separated/having relationship difficulties, Elderly, Men, Newly-retired
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BuddyHub is a social enterprise creating new meaningful friendships for older people feeling lonely or who are isolated. BuddyHub forms a supportive group around an older adult by carefully matching and introducing them to three ‘Buddy’ volunteers in their community. Members are matched with the aid of smart technology based on location, interests and personality and, together, they form a new social circle called a ‘Friendship Wheel’.

BuddyHub has a personalised, fun and flexible approach so that members can develop meaningful friendships that enrich the lives of everyone involved. The three Buddies in the ‘Friendship Wheel’ share visits to their Member either one-to-one or as a group. Members are empowered to decide when to meet and what to do. So it’s up to them whether they will be strolling around an art gallery, walking in the park or watching major sporting events on television. 

Catherine McClen, CEO and Founder of BuddyHub explains: ‘We have softer boundaries than traditional befriending to help create the conditions for friendships to flourish naturally supported by BuddyHub. We want to spark long-term friendships, creating a new support group around an older adult to help them live well as they age.’ 

Buddies help Members regain confidence, rediscover their interests and re-engage with their community. In exchange, Buddies gain more purpose in their lives, meet new like-minded people, make new friends in their local area and feel more valued. That’s what BuddyHub is all about, having fun and enjoying each other’s company. 

BuddyHub details

Website: https://buddyhub.co.uk

Register online: https://buddyhub.co.uk

Email: hello@buddyhub.co.uk

Phone Number: 0203 642 6871 or 0771 411 8916