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What We Do

 Working together to reduce loneliness and isolation by connecting people across Essex (excluding Southend and Thurrock)

Independent Age wellbeing shoot directed by Killer Creative.


Are you feeling lonely/ isolated? Would you like to be connected with a Volunteer Befriender from your local community? Please get in touch today.

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Join our team and help make a difference to somebody’s life by befriending in your local community to reduce loneliness and isolation.



We provide befriender training to all our Volunteers through our online academy or if you are unable to access online we can post a training workbook.

Our Stats

We are proud to share our stats with you. Why not join us today and become a valued part of our service.


Our Partners

Action for Family Carers

For almost 30 years they been providing information and support to carers who have unpaid, caring responsibilities for others.

Mind in West

Providing support, information and services to people affected by mental health problems. Breaking stigma and discrimination.

Independent Age

Offering friendly contact and a strong campaigning voice in addition to free and impartial advise on matters such as care and support, money and benefits, health and mobility.

Hamelin Trust

Supporting individuals with disabilities and their carers.
Providing a range of service from short respite care to outreach.


A befriender gives you that hope in life… something to look forward to, something to build on.