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Organisation

Website

Phone number

Details

Age Concern Christchurchhttps://www.ageconcernchristchurch.org.uk/01202 488311For adults 55+

Age UK - Call in Time 

https://www.ageuk.org.uk/services/befriending-services/sign-up-for-telephone-befriending/

0800 434 6105 

Weekly call

Help and Kindnesshttps://helpandkindness.co.uk/search/dorset/befriending  Befriending listings for Dorset

Parkinson's UK 

parkinsons.org.uk

0808 800 0303 

For those affected by Parkinson's disease

Independent Age 

http://www.independentage.org 

0800 319 6789 

Charity helping older people to live life on their own terms

Dorset Mind 

https://dorsetmind.uk/help-and-support/

adultwellbeingservices@dorsetmind.uk 

(No phone helpline available so please email)

Support and resources for anyone concerned about mental ill health

The Silver Line 

thesilverline.org.uk 

0800 470 8090 

For adults 55+

Cruse 

cruse.org.uk 

0808 808 1677 

For those dealing with bereavement issues 

Care for the Family 

careforthefamily.org.uk 

029 2081 0800 

Support for younger adults and the recently bereaved  

The Voluntary Network 

thevoluntarynetwork.org 

01638 608022

For adults 55+

Macular Society 

macularsociety.org 

0300 303 0111 

For people with macular problems 

Senior Befriending Service 

https://www.seniorbefriendingservice.co.uk/

07707 983239 

For adults 55+

Help and Care 

helpandcare.org.uk 

0300 111 3303 

Information, advice and support for individuals and communities

RNIB 

https://www.rnib.org.uk/services-we-offer-advice-and-support-services/talk-and-support

0303 123 9999 

helpline@rnib.org.uk 

Group chats for people with sight problems

Deaf Blind 

https://deafblind.org.uk/what-we-do/befriending/

01733 358100

Telebefriending, E-befriending

Christchurch Angels 

https://www.christchurchcommunitypartnership.org.uk/

01202 989632

Befriending & errands 

Faithworks Wessex

https://faithworkswessex.org.uk/

01202 429037 

Royal British Legion 

britishlegion.org.uk 

0808 802 8080 

Supporting the armed services & dependants 

SSAFA 

Ssafa.org.uk/dorset 

01202 742934 10.00-12.00

Supporting the armed services & dependants 

Bournemouth Blind Society 

bournemouthblindsociety.uk 

01202 546644 

 

Carers UK 

carersuk.org 

0207 378 4999 

Support & advice 

MacMillan 

macmillan.org.uk 

0808 808 0000 

Cancer information and support for patients and families

GoodSAM 

Smartphone app: search 'GoodSAM' on the AppStore or Google Play 

https://www.goodsamapp.org/

 

Community of Good Samaritans, happy to assist if they are the closest person to an emergency

Marie Curie 

https://www.mariecurie.org.uk/help

0800 090 2309 

Care and support through terminal illness 

Headway(Dorset) 

https://www.headway.org.uk/supporting-you/in-your-area/groups-and-branches/south-west/headway-dorset/

buddy@headway.org.uk 

Befriending service (brain injury survivors) 

Alzheimer's Society 

alzheimers.org.uk 

0330 333 0804 

Support & advice 

Linking Lives UK 

linkinglives.uk 

0300 302 0225 

Befriending service 

Different Strokes 

differentstrokes.co.uk 

0345 1307172

Befriending & support group for stroke survivors and their families 

Abbots Friends 

https://www.abbotscare.com/service/free-companion-care-service-abbots-friends/

0330 094 5511 

Befriending and companionship 

PramaLIFE Friendship Line

www.pramalife.org/

01202 022987

Befriending

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