Friends for Life Bedfordshire

Friends for Life Bedfordshire

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  • Health and well being / research and care
  • Older people / later life

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We are a local charity, based in Bedford, that works to support residents in local care homes who are at risk of social isolation.   We have about 70 volunteers who are paired with care home residents, visiting them on a regular basis to create friendships and support well-being.    


Friends for Life is the only charity providing a befriending service to lonely, socially isolated older people in Bedford’s care homes

Founded in 2007, we’ve grown from small beginnings to a charity with around 70 volunteers, supporting 30 care homes – and we know there are many more residents who need us.

We know how loneliness can affect well-being. Our volunteers offer friendship and company to care home residents who have few or no family or friends to visit. We want to recruit more volunteers to become befrienders and, working in partnership, offer more group wellbeing activities to residents.

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Bedfordshire, MK40 2AA

Friends for Life provides a unique befriending service to lonely, socially isolated older residents in Bedford’s care homes.  As part of our...