Through The Silver Line we are able to offer free calls to people in Haringey aged 50 and over who would like to receive regular weekly telephone friendship from a friendly and supportive volunteer. The calls last approximately 30 minutes, and take place on the same day, at the same time, each week.
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.
The Telephone Friendship Service is not a counselling service, and no specialist advice or support is provided, however older people tell us that not only do find their calls enjoyable, they find them immensely beneficial in helping them navigate the difficulties of ageing.
Our older people and Volunteers never meet. This helps to ensure the safety of older people and volunteers.
If you'd like to sign up for this or refer someone else, use our First Contact Form and make sure you mention 'telephone friendship'.