Support for Internet Explorer

It looks like you’re using Microsoft Internet Explorer as your web browser. This is now considered ‘end-of-life’, and Microsoft is withdrawing support for it because it uses outdated technology. This means that it will no longer receive important security updates and previous bugs will not be fixed.

This means that the risk and cost are placed on service providers to develop twice for modern browsers and again for Internet Explorer. As free, modern alternatives are available for most platforms it is difficult to justify spending public money on further development.

Please see the Withdrawal of support for Internet Explorer notice from NHS Digital for more information and guidance.

RNIB (The Royal National Institute of Blind People): Telebefriending groups

Befriending social groups for adults with sight loss. You can connect with others in the comfort of your own home using your phone or computer.

Our befriending groups help you to socialise by phone, or via the messenger app, for friendship and peer support in small groups of blind and partially sighted people.

How the groups work

Getting connected

We match individuals together for general conversations as part of our Talk and Support befriending offer.

Trained staff or volunteers facilitate the groups. Typically, groups meet on a regular day of the week and can run for a period of six to 12 weeks. Our facilitators help the group chat together and keep the conversation flowing. The service is open to adults
who are blind and partially sighted of all ages from across the UK.

Once a group has ended we can offer advice on remaining connected.

What you need to take part

You don’t need any special equipment to take part in our social groups. All you need is a access to a phone or computer and somewhere quiet and comfortable while you take part.

We have lots of people who successfully take part in our groups who have difficulties with hearing. If you use a hearing aid or amplified phone then please call us to discuss if you have any concerns.

How can I access this service?
To join a group, please register your interest by filling in our webform.
When is this activity on?
Befriending groups meet over the telephone, once a week, for around 55 minutes. Groups run between 9.30am and 5.00pm, Monday to Friday.
How much will it cost me?
Call charges apply
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What groups of people is this for?
People with a sensory disability
What age groups is this for?
What areas of the city is this for?
People from anywhere in the city



Delivered in partnership with

Healthwatch Liverpool
Citizens Advice Liverpool