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Hope Housing

Millside House
131 Grattan Road

Phone01274 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

Phone01274 730815

Community Companions befriending is for anyone who is lonely/ socially isolated, aged 18+ and living across Bradford District (Bradford, Craven, Airedale and Wharfedale). They will receive face-to-face support each week for up to 1 hour, from a trained volunteer. The aim is to support individuals experiencing loneliness, social isolation, anxiety and depression to access local community groups, activities and services.

Together Talks

35 Salem St

Phone01274 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

Phone01274 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

Phone01274 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

Phone0800 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

Phone07442 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

Phone01274 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.

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Age UK Bradford
75 Wrose Road
Bradford BD18 1HX

Phone01274 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

Phone07403 921210

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

Phone01274 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.

The HALE Project
1 Westgate
West Yorkshire BD18 3QX

Phone01274 271088
Fax: 01274 710843
Website: https://haleproject.org.uk

Shipley Area Links Befriending has now CLOSED. However, HALE offers a range of older people’s groups and activities. We also provide the Shipley Well Being Hub and Social Prescribers linked to many GP practices across Bradford. See our website for details.

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

Phone01535 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.

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

Phone01943 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.