If you’ve stopped doing things you used to enjoy, or would like some companionship while you try something new, then we can match a befriender with you and get things going. Our befrienders will visit people at home or call for a regular chat.
Our Befriending service is part of a Reducing Loneliness project funded by Essex County Council.
‘We’ve got to look after each other’ – Duchess of Cornwall urges public to volunteer to fight loneliness
Thank you so much for arranging my Befriending, I laugh so much more now and my friends say that I am always smiling – Jo
The initiative aims to find innovative ways to reduce loneliness in our community, and improve health and wellbeing in isolated people across the county.
If you know someone who might benefit from this service call us on 01371 876641 or email [email protected].
If you would like to request a befriender please complete the referral form, the button is on the left hand side of this page.
We have been receiving referrals from a wide range of agencies and currently have a recruitment drive for anyone who would like to join us in the rewarding experience of being a befriender, find out more here.
Anne's Abseil (1)
Event Date: 05/05/2019
Anne is abseiling down Harlow water tower for her own personal reasons. 'We never know what will be dealt to us in life as we get on with our careers and bringing up our families. We meet those challenges as best we can and are lucky if we have support from family and friends to help us through t
Bath Half Marathon (1)
Event Date: 15/03/2020
I’m not a natural runner and as I write this I can barely wobble around a 5K, but I have taken the plunge to sign up to a half marathon and now I’m committed!
Ben's Parachute Jump (1)
Event Date: 29/05/2019
We would like to support the great work you do and help raise Mental health awareness.
Cycle to Southwold (1)
Event Date: 19/04/2019
In memory of Paul Heales
We are raising money for a worthy cause, raising a glass or two of Adnams to celebrate a great man. It's a social event that people can join in at any time or share a beer with us along the way or at the end.