OPAL Telephone Friends

Our OPAL Telephone Friends is a free service aimed at older people who have great difficulty leaving their home but would like someone to chat to over the phone on a regular basis.

Through Telephone friends they are paired up with one of our fantastic volunteers who rings them weekly for a general chat and to see how they are. This provides a lifeline of friendship and telephone companionship, offering a vital link with the outside world.

If you know anyone who you think would benefit from this service we would love to hear from you. Click here to complete our online enquiry form.

Or you can email us at telephonefriends@opalservices.org.uk

Alternatively, we are always looking for new volunteers for this service. Just 15-20 minutes of your time a week could make a massive difference to an older person’s life. If you’re empathetic and good at talking on the phone, you could be a Telephone Friend volunteer.

Contact volunteering@opalservices.org.uk for more information.