We recognise that many older people in our community who are living in their own homes can become isolated and lonely, but with a regular weekly visit or call – or perhaps a Facetime or Whatsapp chat – can be offered support and companionship.
Our telephone, online and face-to-face befriending services for older people across Enfield and neighbouring areas helps tackle feelings of loneliness and isolation. The service offers support and companionship to older people who feel or are at risk of becoming lonely and/or socially isolated. This regular contact provides older people with a trusted person in whom they can confide, and from whom they can ask for help when they need it.
Clients may be housebound, have long-term health conditions which impact their mobility, have limited social support networks, be newly bereaved or living alone.
Volunteers provide regular welfare monitoring to ensure that older people get the support they need when they need it and will refer, signpost or support clients to access our information advice and advocacy project.