Local services to help with loneliness

Let's bFriend

In Doncaster there are over 20,000 elderly people living alone with little contact with family or friends. Let's b:Friend is a local Doncaster charity run by volunteers who "pop in for a cuppa" and a chat. If you would like a visit from a befriender or you would like to volunteer then call 07749 955349 or register your interest at the following website: http://letsbfriend.org.uk

AgeUK Circles for Independence in Later Life

Circles help people to be happier, healthier and more connected with the support of those around them.

More often than not, people have other people in their life who’d like to help them out, but they don’t know how or where to start.

A Community Circle solves this by bringing people together to help someone who needs it and giving them the opportunity to find out what they can best do to help. The Circle then helps to share tasks, and keeps everyone in the loop about how things are going. Members meet every few weeks with the person being supported and their Circle facilitator, who keeps things on track and makes sure that conversations turn into actions.

If it sounds simple, that’s because it is - but Circles are a great way of helping you do more of what matters to you.

The service is completely flexible, and we’ve had people explore all sorts of things; from spending more time with friends and family, to getting back to their local church or getting out and about more. We’ll work with you to discover what would work best for you.


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