People who spend most of their day alone can begin to feel more isolated and lonely than ever. Opening Doors London runs a Befriending Service across London.
The aim of our Befriending Service is to reduce the loneliness and isolation, and to help increase the confidence and maintain the independence of older members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community aged 50+.
We aim to achieve this by matching a volunteer Befriender with an older person for regular social contact. This could be to attend a social activity, go for walks, go to exhibitions or events, or to visit members at home for a cup of tea and a chat.
We are now looking for new members to join the Opening Doors Befriending Service who live in any of the London Boroughs. So if you have any tenants/members/clients/friends/neighbours you think could benefit from regular visits from a volunteer Befriender or if you know anybody who would be interested in becoming a volunteer befriender, contact Opening Doors London Befriending by:
Telephone: 020 7239 0400
Visit the website: www.openingdoorslondon.org.uk
Nearest tube – Elephant & Castle underground station (Northern and Bakerloo lines).
Nearest Railway Station – Elephant & Castle
Buses from Elephant and Castle – ask bus driver for Burgess Park. Bus numbers: 12, 171, 148, 176, 68, 484, 42, 40, 45