Spotlight on: Time to Talk Befriending

We are supporting and working with community groups and clubs to promote a deeper understanding of local health and care needs and experiences. Here's our Spotlight on Time to Talk Befriending Service.
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Time to Talk Befriending is an accredited befriending charity overcoming loneliness experienced by older people through a range of intergenerational befriending activities.

Their service is available for anyone aged 65+ living in Adur and Worthing. They also operate in Brighton and Hove where the Charity was first Founded (in 2013) in response to research with older people who advised that they felt ‘invisible’, ‘forgotten’ and ‘desperate to see a friendly face at home’ because ‘until I came here, I hadn’t spoken to anyone for week’s’.

The charity continues to respond to the voice of older people and volunteers developing services to best meet their needs. Their range of services is outlined in the report below but during COVID-19, while restrictions are still in place their core service is focussed on telephone befriending, frequent postal contact, doorstep pop rounds and signposting.

Read more in our Spotlight Report.

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Time to Talk Befriending Spotlight report

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