We offer free calls to people over 50 in Haringey who would like to receive a weekly call from a friendly and supportive volunteer or would like to join a 'telephone circle' group. The calls last approximately 30 minutes, and take place on the same day, at the same time, each week. One to one calls are offered for a period of six months, and telephone circles for 10 weeks.
- We match older people and volunteers carefully, to ensure they have some common interests and friendships are reviewed regularly, to ensure that both parties find them enjoyable.
- Our telephone friendship service is not a counselling service, and no specialist advice or support is provided.
- Recipients and Volunteers never meet. This helps to ensure the safety of recipients and volunteers.
If you'd like to apply for this service or refer someone else, use our Telephone Friendship Application Form.