In 2003 volunteers started running a befriending project with an aim to alleviate loneliness and social isolation to housebound older adults living alone in the community. The project is still running and is entirely dependent on it's volunteers.

Tapestry offers face-to-face befriending and telephone befriending.  Our face-to-face befriending volunteers visit housebound isolated older people for a chat and our telephone befriending volunteers call for a chat at an agreed day and time, usually once a week.

Each person is matched with a volunteer who has a similar outlook on life and common interests to provide companionship to help increase confidence, independence and to keep connected to the local community.

As the project is entirely dependent on volunteers we are always looking for befriending volunteers to join the team.  If you would like to volunteer for us we would love to hear from you! 

Why not give us a call on 01708 796600 or drop us an email to find out more about our befriending project.