Befriending Service

Befriending Service

Everyone needs other people, but not everyone has someone.

Our telephone-based befriending service is designed to reduce loneliness and isolation in the visually impaired community.

We match befrienders and befriendees based on common values and interests for telephone calls at an agreed day and time.

The results of befriending can be very significant. Befriending often provides people with a new direction in life, opens doors to a range of activities and leads to increased self-esteem and self-confidence. Befriending can also reduce the burden on other services which people may use inappropriately as they seek social contact.

Sightline believes in the intrinsic value of befriending relationships and will provide the service for as long as people feel they want it.

“These conversations are a lifeline and frequently my
volunteer is the only person that I will speak to for several days.”

Albert – Sightline Service User

If you’d like to help people like Albert, please get in touch
or check out our volunteering page.

To find out more, please contact us:

CALL US ON

0800 587 2252*

EMAIL US AT

info@sightline.org.uk

MESSAGE US

GET IN TOUCH

(*0800 numbers are free to call from BT landlines and most mobile networks)