The befriending service

What is the befriending service?

The service will often involve a volunteer befriender visiting an older person in their home, perhaps for a cup of tea and a chat, or accompanying them to an activity (such as a trip to a cafe or the theatre).

Where it exists, what is it and how does it help?

Essex Befriending Service

Befriending service for carers, those with mental health problems, older people or with a learning disability.

  • Phone: 0300 770 1263
  • Email:

Livewell Partners