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Befriending services

Befriending services are offered through voluntary organisations. They provide opportunities for social interaction if you are feeling isolated through illness, disability, mental illness, old age or social disadvantage.


A befriender can offer you:

  • someone to talk to who will listen to you
  • someone to go out for a coffee or tea with
  • someone to share a leisure activity with
  • someone to attend a group with you

There are different organisations and groups across the county who can provide befriending services.

You can find a directory of befriending services in Derbyshire on the Trusted Befriending Network.