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Support group

Befriending Service

About Befriending Service

The befriending service involves a volunteer visiting someone at home for companionship and conversation for an hour or so each week. Befrienders can also help people access activities outside the home. A telephone befriending scheme is also available.

Who runs this service

  • Age UK Merton

Type of service

Support group

Who is this service for?

  • People aged 65 and above, who: live in Merton; are housebound; and/or living alone; and/or recently bereaved (within the last year); and/or with a recent diagnosis of a long term condition (in the last year); want to be befriended through once weekly visits and/or telephone calls; are socially isolated and not engaged with activities in the community.

Service available

  • For opening times please contact the provider.

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Please contact the service provider for details of any costs.

Information provided by Alzheimer's Society for the period of 24/01/18 to 14/03/18

Alzheimer's Society