Call In Time Telephone Befriending For Lonely Over 60s
Call in Time is a national service where a volunteer befriender will phone an older person at an agreed time for a chat.
The older person is matched with a befriender who has similar interests, who will provide friendly conversation and companionship on a regular basis over a long period of time.
Call in Time is a free telephone friendship service for people 60 and over. We'll match you up with a likeminded person who's keen to make a new friend, and every week they'll give you a call.
Not having someone to talk to regularly can be lonely, particularly if you're used to sharing your home and time with others. A friendly, 30-minute chat on the phone every week can make all the difference.
At Age UK, one of the ways we try to combat loneliness in later life is through our befriending services. We offer 2 different types, this is the other
Befriending services are available at many local Age UKs. They will often involve a volunteer befriender visiting an older person in their home, perhaps for a cup of tea and a chat, or accompanying them to an activity (such as a trip to a cafe or the theatre). In some cases, a volunteer may accompany the older person to occasional hospital or doctor's appointments.