A Befriending Service for Socially Isolated & Vulnerable Older People

Do you know someone aged 50 and over who has experienced a recent bereavement? Or is a friend, relative or patient feeling a bit isolated and lonely? We can help.

Agewell provides a compassionate and reliable befriending service for socially isolated and vulnerable older people.

Our aim is to help individuals to re-connect socially, enjoy a better quality of life and to remain living independently at home for as long as possible.

Our service offers individuals and their families complete peace of mind as all our befrienders have DBS clearance and our staff have previously worked for the NHS.

Our service includes:

  • visiting vulnerable older people weekly in their own home, getting to know them and what they enjoy doing and encouraging opportunities to be more active socially
  • helping with any issues and concerns they may have and putting them in touch with other local services and organisations who may be able to help
  • making hospital visits and identifying and providing the support required following a hospital stay
  • providing increased support when family members / carers are on holiday
  • keeping in regular contact with telephone calls
  • checking on individuals during adverse weather conditions and flu season

We accept referrals from GPs and health professionals, as well as relatives, friends and neighbours who may be anxious about an older person. You can also self-refer. Click here to make a referral online or contact us for more information. 

Different levels of support are available including a free time-limited service and a paid-for ongoing service. You can spend your personal budget on this service.

Interested in volunteering?

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer befriender for Agewell please get in touch. Click here to find out more.