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Opportunity Details

Hazel is 92 and has recently been diagnosed with the early stages of dementia. Although she is still able to live independently at home she is not able to leave her house without assistance. Some days she can feel very lonely and anxious and misses being able to chat to someone.

Could you help to reduce Hazels loneliness and anxiety by visiting or telephone calling?

Please help if you can. A few hours per week could make a real difference to Hazel's life.

There are many people like Hazel who are feeling isolated and lonely and in need of a friend.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer befriender then please get in contact.

Support and training given by Age UK, and the chance to meet other volunteers.

Age UK Derby & Derbyshire - Derbyshire Dales & High Peak Befriending Scheme

Who to contact
Penny Butcher or Karen Petford

Contact details
01433 620263, or alternatively by email at

Geographical area
Derbyshire Dales
High Peak

Type of befriending
Home visiting
Supported friendships

I want to support someone who is/has
Eating disorder
Health condition or illness
Hearing impairment
Mental health issues
Older person
Physical disability
Rural isolation
Social isolation
Visual impairment

Date added
01 November 2016