What does it do?A volunteer will befriend an older person who is isolated and offer friendship, perhaps help with small tasks such as shopping, collect prescriptions or escort to local shops. This service also offers a telephone befriender if an individual does not want contact in their own home.
Who it is for: To support all elderly people aged 50 years plus across the Walsall borough by providing relevant services, information and advice, and advocacy.
Where it is available:Local service covering: Walsall (West Midlands).
What it costs:The service is free of charge
How to access or apply for it:
What to expect then:
The organisation will advise you about your options
Socialising, Companionship /befriending
Info last updated:07/03/2011.