What We Offer
Long-term befriending and companionship.
Each person is contacted by the same person every week.
Who We Support
People aged 55 years and over.
What We Charge
This service is free of charge.
Monday to Friday 09:00 – 16:30.
Preston and South Ribble but we are looking to expand our reach and if you live nearby then give us a call and we’ll see if we can fit you in!
How To Access
We try to be as accessible as possible and the main referral routes include:
Tel: 01772 552880
Referrals are accepted from members of the public and partner agencies alike.
“When you’re just sat here day in day out there’s nothing to look forward to and it’s a bit boring and lonely. It makes a big difference to have a visit as it’s a bit of company and it passes the day on. You’ve also got something to look forward to with the next visit.”
“I’ve felt lonelier since my son died. You feel better if someone’s here, like when my brother comes to visit I feel alright. But when there’s nobody there to talk to it gets lonely, especially in the winter.”
Make a Referral
Contact us if you think an older person may need befriending in LancashireLearn More
Donate to Age Concern
We do not receive any funding to run this service any donations are gratefully accepted so we can continue to combat loneliness and isolation across LancashireLearn More
The campaign introduces ‘Lonk the Lonely Sheep’ who is sad and lonely until a group of socially conscious neighbours on a nearby hillside realise that Lonk needs help and collectively agree they ‘give a flock’ and spring in to action!!Learn More