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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.