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Holborn Community Association Befriending Scheme

(A befriending scheme for older people in South Camden)

Our Befriending scheme brings older people together with volunteers on a weekly basis.  You can meet in the older person's home or plan an outside activity.  Befrienders might have a tea and chat, cook or sing together – its about spending time together and building a friendship.  Older people taking part all say it’s great for them.

We’ll offer you training to help you understand and respond to older people’s needs as well as regular supervision with our Befriending Organiser to make sure everything’s going well.  We’ll work with you to get the match right so that both older people and befrienders enjoy their time together.

All volunteers will need to be willing to undergo an enhanced DBS check

Our volunteer recruitment is a rolling process and we’re always ready to hear from you.  For further information and to register interest in this opportunity please email


Contact details

Contact Name
Ms Kate Blackshaw
Contact Position
Befriending Scheme Organiser
020 7405 2370 (option 2)
Alternative Contact


Millman Street Community Centre
Millman Street

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Befriending visits can take place mornings, afternoons, evenings or weekends.
Opening times (visits)
Office hours Monday-Friday 10am-5pm

Further details

Parent Body
Holborn Community Association.
Client Group
Lonely and isolated people aged 55+ with one or more long-term health condition.
Catchment Area
Holborn, Bloomsbury and Covent Garden - all areas of Camden South of Euston Road
Referrals Policy

Individuals can self refer by phone or email as can family members. Professionals will be asked to complete a referral form.

Referral required?
Holborn and Covent Garden Ward
Last checked date
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