Abbots Friends – A Free Companion Care Service

Abbots Friends is a free companion and friendship service helping people who suffer from loneliness and isolation.

Please note we are currently prioritising volunteers who are able to support vulnerable adults in our community during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are able to support with things such as grocery shopping, collecting medication and checking in on vulnerable people in your local area, please let us know by emailing

Alternatively please give us a call on 0330 094 5511. Our normal volunteering has been put on hold while we prioritise the most vulnerable people during this difficult time.

To find out how we are continuing to ensure a safe service during the pandemic, visit our COVID-19 customer information page.

Abbots Friends service:

We use dedicated volunteers to offer a little extra practical support, social interaction and human companionship to our service users.

Loneliness is a bigger problem than simply an emotional experience. Research shows that both loneliness and social isolation can contribute to serious health conditions such as anxiety and depression.

Many of our adult care Service Users live alone and find it difficult to access their local communities without additional support. Whilst our care teams do a fantastic job supporting our service users with their everyday life tasks such as washing and preparing food, restricted government funding means there isn’t time for them to provide additional social support.

Our mission is to tackle the growing plight of isolation and loneliness and to help improve the health, confidence and resilience of vulnerable people. We ensure our volunteers connect service users to their communities, bring them together and prevent the need for increased use of home care services.

If you know someone who could benefit from companion care, get in touch today to find out how we can help.

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The care and support you given my mother whilst she has been unwell has been above and beyond.

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“I have had personal experience of the standard of care and humanity Abbots carers demonstrate. Last Friday I tripped and fell, hitting my head on the pavement. An Abbots Care worker saw me on the ground and came over to assist me and was then followed by another care worker. They were both very kind and reassuring and carried out First Aid before calling an ambulance crew to check me out as I had a large graze to my head, and the bridge of my nose was cut from my glasses, and was obviously shaken. Another care worker assisted me up and I was taken to their office to wait for the Paramedics. It is so important to mark when you find kindness in people and I know that the tenants at Chilton Green are in very good hands. The lady I visited today told me ‘the girls are my life’.”

Community Officer

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