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Opportunity Details

Sally is 57 and has been diagnosed with MS. She has recently moved into the area to be closer to her daughter. She now lives in sheltered housing. Her daughter comes to visit her and helps with shopping/chores but she misses having a friend to chat to - especially someone closer to her own age. Sally is very chatty and would love for someone to come and visit her on a two weekly basis. She enjoys watching 'escape to the country' and 'antique shows'.

Can you help Sally?

There are many people like Sally hoping to join the befriending scheme.
For just a few hours a month you could make a real difference to someone who feels isolated or lonely.

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

Who to contact
Penny Butcher and 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
Health condition or illness
Hearing impairment
Mental health issues
Older person
Physical disability
Rural isolation
Social isolation
Visual impairment

Date added
01 November 2016