A list of telephone befriending services and online classes and groups and during the coronavirus pandemic.
You can also find activities on our Wellbeing Liverpool website and run advanced search.
- Befriending for women
- Befriending for anyone who has a neurological condition
- Befriending mainly for older people – local organisations
- Befriending for (mainly) older people – national organisations
- Befriending for people with sight loss
- Befriending for people with mental health issues (incl eating disorders)
- Reading Friends group befriending service
- Other coronavirus related pages on Live Well Liverpool
- Liverpool & coronavirus Facebook groups
Collective Encounters: Women in Action
Befriending as well as training, gathering and workshops for women
The Brain Charity‘s volunteers make weekly calls from their homes and are able to speak with clients from all over the UK. Calls can last for up to an hour at a time with some taking
place over video platforms if requested. Our phone befrienders can also show anyone who can’t access, or isn’t confident with, apps such as Zoom how to use these so they can access our online social activities too. ⠀
If you feel you would benefit from a weekly call, or would like to find out more about the project, please contact us on: 0800 008 6417.
Age Concern Liverpool Action Against Isolation Service Provides information and welfare benefit advice and tackle social isolation via a programme of activities.
Age Concern Liverpool Reconnect Continuing with telephone services but no face-to-face home visits.
Finding Connection –
The Reader Organisation Sharing stories and poems over the telephone. Calderstones Park areas. If you or somebody you know would benefit from this, call 0151 729 2250 between 10am
and 4pm, Monday – Friday or email
email@example.com and quote Finding Connection.
LFC Foundation is offering regular weekly calls to the elderly and vulnerable in north Liverpool and Kirkby. Weekdays 9am-4pm. Contact Christine Mounsey from the Red Neighbours
team on 07701 320 455 or
Rainbow 50 Plus Community Connecting with people aged 50 years and above.
Smile & Experience TLC supporting those affected by dementia
If you are feeling worried, anxious or need somebody to talk to please contact us. 07568 607311, 07566 229071 or
Taste of Culture Activity Club Fortnightly calls to signed up members. Based in L8.
Omega telephone/postal befriending service for caregivers / carers aged over 75 looking after someone with a terminal illness, people who are themselves end of life, and those
who have been bereaved.
RNIB (The Royal National Institute of Blind People): Telebefriending groups
Befriending social groups for adults with sight loss.
Sightline Vision (North West) Free telephone-based befriending for people affected by sight loss.
Anorexia & Bulimia Care links people who are struggling with an eating disorder with someone who has recovered.
Imagine – Befriending and Peer Support Service Liverpool
One to one informal support from a volunteer for individuals aged 18+ with mental health issues.
- How can I access this service?
- Online. You need internet access
- When is this activity on?
- See the main description
- How much will it cost me?
- Most are free and have an option to donate so that they can continue
- Social media
- What groups of people is this for?
- The general public
- What age groups is this for?
- What areas of the city is this for?
- People from anywhere in the city