What does it do?A free service to provide non-emergency support, via telephone, offering friendly confidential contact on a regular basis to help older people who may be socially or geographically isolated. The service aims to provide social contact and help build up confidence and independence for older people who may be recovering from an illness, or experiencing a change in their life.
If you feel you would benefit from the Telephone Befriending Service whether you live in Harrogate, Ripon, Hambleton and Richmondshire, please call our Project Co-ordinators, who will be happy to talk to you and arrange to come and visit you to tell you about the service.
Who it is for: A friendly and confidential service for older people in North Yorkshire
Where it is available:Local service covering: Craven, Hambleton, Harrogate, Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland, Richmondshire, Ryedale, Scarborough, Selby, York (North Yorkshire).
What it costs:The service is free
How to access or apply for it:
For further details please contact:
Harrogate - 01423 502253 (Charlotte Seaton)
Ripon - 01765 606872 (Pippa Turner)
Northallerton - 01609 771624 (Judith Beattie)
What to expect then:
We will work really hard to find a telephone befriending volunteer that is right for you, and we will arrange for then to call you at a time that is convenient.
Additional information:The telephone befriending service has been awarded the nationally recognised award for good practice in mentoring and befriending projects.
Socialising, Companionship /befriending
Info last updated:23/07/2012.