The CSRF has been working in the arena of befriending and combating loneliness in later life for over five years.
We currently operate two befriending services for our beneficiaries, the National Visitors Network (which is supported by the Civil Service Insurance Society Charity Fund) and Phone Buddy service.
Both provide friendship and companionship to anyone experiencing loneliness or social isolation.
The Civil Service Retirement Fellowship is pleased to actively support the national Campaign to End Loneliness.
So if you'd like to find out more about how to receive a friendship call/visit or volunteer for either scheme click on the relevant title at the top of this page
“I have two delightful ladies who I visit. The scheme is so worthwhile as these dear souls have very little quality of life but are so pleased to receive a visit."
Heather L, Visitor
“My buddy makes me feel in touch with the world again”
Louise C, Call recipient
“I now consider my call recipient a real friend.”
Dorothy D, Phone Buddy
“My visit was exactly what I needed to stop feeling lonely.”
“The service I received from Fellowship Office throughout the process was polite and very efficient.”