Sefton Befriending Service
Our Befriending and Re-ablement Service gives you the opportunity to increase your independence,
improve your confidence and overcome loneliness.
If you are aged 50 and over, live in the borough of Sefton, are lonely and isolated and have a
Sefton GP, you can access this FREE service. You can give us a call on 01704 542 993
You can refer yourself or someone can give us a call on your behalf. We welcome clients who also reside in care and nursing homes as their place of residence.
How does the service work?
Once we have received a referral, you will be advised when we have a Befriending and Reablement
Officer available to visit you at home. You can then access up to 6 weeks of support
FREE (for up to 2 hours per week), followed by volunteer Befriender visits, if required. You will be encouraged to set goals to work towards.
After 6 weeks you can be allocated a volunteer Befriender who will continue to visit you every week for a chat. All volunteer Befrienders are carefully selected, references and criminal records
checks are completed and we aim to match people with common interests and likes.
What our clients think:
“I shall be eternally grateful. I enjoy the company and look forward to visits”
“Really helpful and encouraging and we have great conversations which has helped
“ The help and support I have received has been helpful and has made a difference in starting to
change my life around and that there is hope for me in the future”.