Telephone and video befriending

  • Engage Befriending is offering telephone befriending to Reading people over 18.  You will be matched with someone who is right for you, and who will call you once or twice a week for an informal chat about things that interest you. If you are or a relative of yours is living alone, and would like someone to call once a week during this difficult time, please contact them on 0118 956 7000, when asked select option 2 and leave a message. The answering machine is being checked regularly and they will get back to you as soon as possible.

 

 

  • Age UK Reading For more information about telephone befriending, please contact Age UK on 0118 950 2480 or info@ageukreading.org.uk

 

  • Reading Association for the Blind (RAB) is providing a telephone befriending for people with sight loss – this is open to anyone living with sight loss in the borough. Referrals should go to adele.b-w@raftb.org, or left on the voicemail when you call this number 0118 957 2960, although email is preferred and will get a swifter response.

 

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