Our volunteer befrienders provide high levels of emotional support to people and families.

They’re there to talk, listen, or simply sit beside someone. They can visit someone at home who is feeling lonely, or give carers a much-needed short break.

They’ll also help someone to get out and about if that’s what they want, accompanying them on a trip to the shops or cinema.

Find out more about befriending

Volunteer befriender Lesley, who loves to crochet, has been visiting 80-year-old Daphne, a keen knitter, in her own home for over six months. With so much in common, they have become great friends.

Read Lesley and Daphne's story

Become a befriender

To find out more about Thorpe Hall Hospice's befriending service, please call 01733 225 900 or...