Information about AGE Concern's Friendship Services
Befriending, Forget Me Not and the Friendship Circle are important services for older people in the Eastbourne area, offering long term support to lonely,frail or housebound people who live alone and do not have family or friends living nearby.
The Befriending Service covers the Eastbourne, Willingdon, Polegate, Pevensey and Westham areas. Volunteers offer friendship and encouragement and support for people to pursue social activities they are interested in.
The 'Forget- Me-Not' Service is a telephone befriending service. Volunteers provide a weekly telephone call to have a chat.
The Friendship Circle runs once a week and helps people to make new friends and join in social activities. It meets every Saturday from 10am to 12pm at the Venton Centre.
All the 'Befriending' services are LGBT friendly, with the option of an LGBT volunteer in addition to membership of Eastbourne Rainbow.
If you or anyone you know would like more information about LGBT services contact the Befriending Team on 01323 749034
If you are interested in becoming a Befriending or Forget Me Not volunteer please contact the Independence Support Team on 01323 749034