Telephone Friendship

The Silver Line is working in partnership with Age UK to offer weekly calls to people age 60 and over, who would like to receive regular weekly telephone friendship from a friendly and supportive volunteer.

Not having someone to talk to regularly can be lonely, particularly if you’re used to sharing your home and time with others. A friendly, 30-minute chat on the phone every week can make all the difference.

We know in the coming weeks more isolated older people will need our support. To match as many people as quickly and as safely as possible we are working with our partner Age UK. We will be channelling new referrals for older people through Age UK’s Call in Time service, which is a very similar service to the Silver Line friendship service.

What is Call in Time?

Call in Time is a free telephone friendship service for people 60 and over. They’ll match you with a like-minded person who’s keen to make a new friend, and every week they’ll make a call to their older friend.

For more information on receiving a weekly call please click the link below:

Call in Time telephone befriending