The Phone Buddy scheme provides a little bit of company and friendly social contact plus it helps to reduce feelings of loneliness and increases motivation and confidence. This regular chat also provides a vital link into the community to those who can be socially isolated because of restricted mobility or lack of accessibility to public transport.

Our volunteer buddies are able to provide a listening ear, confidential support, regular contact, conversation and signposting to other services that might be of interest.

The service is free and it’s very easy to register. Just pick up the phone, email us or sign up online and we’ll send you a confidentiality agreement and evaluation form to fill out. The form is used to help match you to a buddy or call recipient. We arrange your first call and then you set the pace and frequency of your calls between you.

To register or find out more please give us a ring (all calls treated in strictest confidence) on 020 8691 7411 or email: [email protected]