Ready Friends

Let’s Make Reading Friendlier!

Reading’s BIG event to explore ways to alleviate loneliness and social isolation in our communities.

Champions to End Loneliness

Champions to End Loneliness is a campaign to raise awareness about the issues of loneliness in Reading and enable everyone to take actions to reduce loneliness.

Make a pledge to end loneliness now!


Can you spare a couple of hours every week or fortnight to spend with someone who is lonely or socially isolated? Organisations in Reading are currently looking for volunteer befrienders who could make a real difference to the lives of the people they support.

Befriender match

Current befriending opportunities





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