Phoning Friends is a telephone befriending service for people over 60 years old living in England and Wales who live alone with little contact from
family or friends. Phoning Friends is run by Friends of the Elderly, a charity motivated by a desire for all people in old age to retain independence, dignity, choice and peace of mind. To find out more about Phoning Friends, please contact the manager:
Telephone: 020 7730 8263
Phoning Friends,Friends of the Elderly
40-42 Ebury Street, London SW1W 0LZ
Phoning Friends is a telephone befriending service provided by
Friends of the Elderly. Registered Charity No. 226064.
To become a Phoning Friends volunteer, please contact the manager.
Friendship can seem scarce as we get older, especially for older people living alone. Phoning Friends helps prevent feelings of loneliness and
isolation by providing a regular phone call from a friendly volunteer.
■ We match each older person to a volunteer based on compatibility and similar interests.
■ Clients receive regular telephone calls from their volunteer to build a lasting friendship over the phone.
■ Clients’ feelings of loneliness and isolation will be reduced.
■ As friendships develop between volunteers and clients, the older person’s confidence often returns.