Independent Age: the older people’s charity offering free friendship services to help alleviate loneliness has launched their befriending service in South Wales. Through regular visits, over a cup of tea and a chat, their volunteers build relationships that make the older people they help feel less isolated and more socially connected. The service is run for people over the age of 65. The aim of their friendship service is to reduce feeling of loneliness in older people and, where possible, encourage them to join in local activities.
“We are already seeing the measurable benefits of befriending in many parts of the UK so we are very excited to be bringing a similar service to Cardiff and Newport”.
Who can make a referral?
– Anyone can make a referral by calling: 0800 319 6789
FREE coffee morning!
Come along to the FREE coffee morning at the Llandaff/Gabalfa Hub on Monday 25th February between 11am – 2pm.
Here you can find out more about Independent Age’s new free service, getting involved as a volunteer and benefiting from the services they offer.
– Free tea, coffee and cake
– A free Dementia Friends Session (by Alzheimers Society)
– A talk by Independent Age on Loneliness.
Please do share this between your networks and invite people along that may benefit from a friendship service.