Befriending Service for Older People
Many older people live alone with little or no social contact which can result in social isolation and loneliness. Age UK Waltham Forest runs a befriending service that aims to restore confidence, alleviate loneliness and encourage independence for socially isolated older adults.
This service is for older adults who are isolated and not seeing anyone on a regular basis. Usually visits will be provided weekly for up to six months with an aim wherever possible assist the person to find contacts within the community.