Sometimes we all need some extra support, whether it’s light tasks around the home you’ve started finding more difficult, or even just somebody to talk to.
Good Friends is all about helping make connections between people in need with nearby volunteers to make lives easier, more manageable and ensuring everyone has a network of support around them to stay well and independent.
Our service does the following:
We make sure you come first, and that the support you receive is useful to you.
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We provide impartial, independent and confidential one to one Information and Advice Service providing essential advice over the phone, in the home and through our centres.
We can provide assistance with:
Get in touch with us today and our connectors will be happy to help you to make the most of the benefits and services available to you.
Live well and enjoy our wide range of physical and mentally stimulating activities to help you stay healthy, energetic and independent.
With a range of activities available at centres across the region, there are plenty of opportunities to take up something new or rediscover an old skill. We have something for all abilities and even a small amount of extra activity will help to improve your quality of life. Some available activities* include:
*Please note that not all activities are available in all areas.
If you have a great idea for an activity that's not yet running in your area, why not talk to us about it? We can help facilitate your group or activity.
We can work with you to help you find the services you need and offer referrals into specialist programmes in your area.
By connecting older people and those who need additional support with other voluntary groups in their area our connectors can help you access to services and organisations offering practical support and social opportunities. Drawing on over 60 years of combined experience supporting older people, we can connect you with our volunteers and work with you to advise which services are right for your circumstances.
Here are just some of the partners we work with:
Age UK North Yorkshire & Darlington and Age UK North Craven offer a range of services for people with specific needs
We can signpost you to services available in your area offered by your local Age UK, including but not limited to:
Please enquire today for more information.