Houghton Close Surgery, Ampthill, Bedfordshire

Houghton Close Surgery

1 Houghton Close
Ampthill
Bedford
MK45 2TG
Tel: 01525 300898
Fax: 01525 406939

Befriending Services in Bedfordshire

Dated: 31-Oct-18

Name Agency Details Phone Website
Call in time Age UK Telephone befriending service. Either:
-Weekly phone call approx 20 mins OR
-Short calls more frequently up to 8 weeks
08004346105 www.ageuk.org.uk
Befriending Age UK Visiting/Befriending - details not clear - see website 01234360510 www.directory.ageuk.org.uk
Sunday afternoon outings Contact The Elderly Monthly Sunday afternoon tea parties for people over 75 inc lifts 0800716543 www.contact-the-elderly.org.uk
Phone calls or visits Independent Age A regular telephone call or visit from a volunteer 08003196789 www.independentage.org
Advice Line Independent Age Free, confidential advice over the phone for older people, families and carers on issues such as getting help at home, adaptations, care assessments, paying for care, staying in touch with other people and welfare benefit. 08003196789
8am-8pm
www.independentage.org
Befriending Royal Voluntary Service Company and friendly social contact at home. 08456080122
01908787330
www.royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk
Good Neighbours Royal Voluntary Service Offer practical help to older people - schemes vary according to area 08456080122
01908787330
www.royalvoluntaryservice.co.uk
Silver Line The Silver Line Three functions to support older people:
-sign-posting
-befriending to combat loneliness;
-empowering those suffering abuse/neglect, inc referral into appropriate agencies.
0800328888 www.thesilverline.org.uk
Dementia Volunteer Befriending Service Carers in Bedfordshire Dementia befriending service for patient and carer to reduce isolation and give carers regular short breaks. Need to be registered with Carers in Beds. Limited availability. 03001111919 www.carersinbeds.org.uk

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