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Hope Housing

Millside House
131 Grattan Road

Phone: 01274 900764

At Hope Housing we know that positive friendships can make such a difference when people are going through hard times.  Befrienders make a key difference in our vulnerable clients’ lives and help to prevent people losing tenancies. Befrienders will work with people who are vulnerably housed and living in accommodation provided by Hope Housing.

Mind in Bradford

Kenburgh House
28 Manor Row

Phone: 01274 730815
Email: communitycompanions@mindinbradford.org.uk

Community Companions befriending is for anyone who is lonely and socially isolated aged 55+, living in Central Bradford or Baildon. They will receive a friendly phone call each week for up to 1 hour, from a trained volunteer. We aim to signpost to other services (local community groups etc.) and will start home visits again once safe to do so.

Together Talks

35 Salem St

Phone: 01274 952200

Telephone Befriending Service.

Just because you have to stay at home it doesn’t mean you should be lonely or isolated. ‘Together Talks’ Telephone Befriending Service has registered friendly volunteers who are ready to give you a call and chat about interests and hobbies or just provide a listening ear. By registering with Together Talks, we will match you with a Volunteer Telephone Befriender who will contact you at an agreed convenient time to have a friendly conversation over the phone.

Bradford and District Live at Home Scheme

Unit 76B
Carlisle Business Centre
Carlisle Rd, Bradford

Phone: 01274 397302

Bradford and District Live at Home Scheme (MHA) supports older people over 55 years looking for a befriender in the following areas Wibsey, Clayton, Great Horton, Undercliffe and Bolton. They have a range of other services that could be of interest to older people.


Undercliffe Lane
Bradford BD3 0DW

Phone: 01274 200589

We are no longer able to offer telephone befriending however you are most welcome to call us to find out about the opportunities we do offer. These include a walking group, an exercise class, ESOL Classes, a Day Centre for over 55s and much more.

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Marie Curie Hospice

Maudsley St

Phone: 0800 304 7411

We know that little things can make a big difference – like having someone to chat to over a cup of tea, help you get to an appointment or just be there to listen when you need a friendly ear.

That’s where our Marie Curie Helper service comes in. We’ll match you with a trained, dedicated Helper volunteer who will visit you at home, go out with you somewhere or talk to you over the phone.

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BD4 Community Trust

St John’s Bowling Hub
Neville Road

Phone: 07442 178299

We provided activities for over 55’s, including a Befriending service run by volunteers. Offering friendship, support and conversation through the week.

Scholemoor Beacon Befriending

Scholemore Community Centre
Dracup Avenue
Bradford West Yorkshire BD7 2RJ

Phone: 01274 522231 / 07458 303667

We offer a telephone befriending service for people who feel lonely and isolated and live in Scholemoor and surrounding area. It is aimed at people who would prefer to talk in Urdu or Punjabi. If want to refer yourself or are a professional who is working with someone that you think would benefit from a weekly friendly phone call, then please get in touch.

The Thornbury Centre

The Thornbury Centre
Leeds Old Road
Bradford BD3 8JX

Phone: 07795 161810

Our Befriending Network provides that much needed friendship and social interaction to people 55+ who are experiencing isolation, loneliness and loss. This service is funded by West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership which focuses on reducing health

inequalities. We will match the befriendee to a suitable trained volunteer and they will receive a friendly phone call for up to 12 weeks. We aim to refer/signpost the befriendee to other local services. If you require further information, please get in touch.

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Age UK Bradford
75 Wrose Road
Bradford BD18 1HX

Phone: 01274 391190

We are now at maximum capacity. Please click here Befriending services | Combating loneliness | Age UK to refer to our National Age UK website for befriending services.

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Royds Community Association
Royds Enterprise Park Future Fields
Bradford BD6 3EW

Phone: 01274 355600

Email: info@royds.org.uk

Royds Befriending Service is designed to provide companionship for lonely and isolated people in their homes through regular telephone befriending or befriending visits when applicable. It also provides an opportunity to develop new friendship between

befrienders and befriendees. The project is linked to a team of Social Prescribers who can signpost and make referrals for other support needs when the need arises.

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Healthy Lifestyle Solutions (HLS)
319 Tong St
Bradford BD4 9QY

Phone: 01274 685449

Healthy Lifestyle Solutions (HLS) has recently started a befriending project and offers one to one and group befriending in the Tong Ward and the area covered by Community Partnership 9. They will look at people on an individual basis depending on need.

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Ilkley and District Good Neighbours
Riddings Hall
Riddings Road
Ilkley LS29 9LU

Phone: 01943 603348

Ilkley and District Good Neighbours offers a 1 to 1 befriending service for older people in Ilkley, Addingham, Burley in Wharfedale and Menston. They also have several other services for the  benefit of older people.

1 Westgate
West Yorkshire BD18 3QX

Phone: 01274 271088
Fax: 01274 710843

HALE provides a befriending service in the Shipley area, including Saltaire, Nabwood, Windhill, Wrose and Baildon. We also provide a befriending service in Heaton, Manningham, Allerton, Frizinghall, and Clayton. Our service is normally for people over 50 yrs, living on their own but we are more flexible during Covid. Currently we offer telephone befriending only from our trained volunteers but in the future we hope to return to home visits if that is preferred, depending on the Covid situation.

Community Action Bradford and District (CABAD)
Cardigan House
Ferncliffe Rd
Bingley BD16 2TA

Phone: 07422 966141

Community Action Bradford and District (CABAD) Bingley section offers a befriending service to lonely or isolated people over 50 in Bingley and Bingley Rural ward including Eldwick, Cottingley, Crossflatts, Harden, Gilstead, Wilsden and Cullingworth. This was first launched in 2009, is funded by the Lottery Community Fund and is part of Shipley Area Links Befriending, in partnership, with HALE. Our befriending quality standards are recognised by NCVO and we are members of national Befriending Networks. Currently under Covid restrictions, we offer telephone befriending.

CareLink Befriending Scheme
Action Point Community Support Services
23 Temple Row
Keighley BD21 2AH

Phone: 01535 609506

Carelink provides Befriending services and individual support for people feeling socially isolated or lonely in the Keighley district.  Trained volunteers are available for a regular, friendly chat, either face-to-face or by telephone for up to an hour each week.  Volunteers can also provide support to help with dog walking, shopping, or to go for a walk.  Some services are subject to local and national restrictions and may be on hold until circumstances allow.

Carelink staff support volunteers in their roles as well as support people who are referred to us and who may have more complex needs.

Carelink staff will contact anyone who is referred to discuss the service and the individual’s needs.  People are matched with their own volunteer for companionship for as long as they need the service.  The service is free and is funded by The National Lottery and Bradford council.