People who spend most of their day alone can begin to feel more isolatedÂ and lonely than ever. Opening Doors London runs a Befriending ServiceÂ across London.
The aim of our Befriending Service is to reduce the loneliness andÂ isolation, and to help increase the confidence and maintain theÂ independence of older members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual andÂ Transgender community aged 50+.
We aim to achieve this by matching a volunteer Befriender with an olderÂ person for regular social contact. This could be to attend a social activity,Â go for walks, go to exhibitions or events, or to visit members at home for aÂ cup of tea and a chat.
We are now looking for new members to join the Opening DoorsÂ Befriending Service who live in any of the London Boroughs. So if you haveÂ any tenants/members/clients/friends/neighbours you think could benefitÂ from regular visits from a volunteer Befriender or if you know anybody whoÂ would be interested in becoming a volunteer befriender, contact OpeningÂ 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