Our Friendship Network supports older, isolated people in Islington by recruiting and matching befriending volunteers with people who want some social contact. Our volunteers then visit them at home every week and chat with them. This is highly valued by our members, as the other people they see are usually professionals rushing in and out to do a job. Many don’t have close family, or need company when their relatives are at work, and our service makes a valuable difference to the lives of isolated older people.
The service costs around £20,000 a year to run. Your £1,000 will make a significant difference to our ability to continue to provide the service.