Volunteers will receive training to identify people who might benefit from support or advice. Where they choose, they might be matched to someone who lives nearby for general support and light tasks. As busy as our lives are, Good Friends is suitable for anyone, even with just a few minutes or more to spare each week.
Good Friends can provide all kinds of support, including:
The opportunities are endless, and eveyone is different, but what all of the above have in common is that these small pieces of support contribute towards helping older and disadvantaged people to remain independent within their homes for longer, and reduce the difficulties associated with long-term disability that many experience.
Take your first step to becoming a Good Friend by signing up online
We'll process your application and let you know when it's complete
We'll suggest someone to visit nearby based on your interests and make an introduction
We'll share updates of events, activities and other Good Friends opportunities near you
46% of over 65's across North Yorkshire & Darlington live alone, and many often go up to a month without seeing anyone.