Welcome to Time to Talk Befriending

At Time to Talk Befriending we believe our elders should be honoured and respected – not forgotten. Yet there are literally thousands of older people living in our local neighbourhoods who feel invisible and alone which is why it is time for change! Loneliness effecting our elders has become a huge problem within society both nationally and locally because the older generation are more vulnerable due to:
  • Problems getting out of the house due to poor mobility.
  • Health concerns which mean they need more help.
  • Family who might have moved away or work full-time.
  • Loved ones who have passed away.
For many older people loneliness is an unwelcome feeling of loss. The fear of loneliness alone is said to cause more anxiety than a lack of money or deteriorating health. In fact, loneliness is proven to cause early loss of life which is why services like ours are needed to help elders to feel connected with their community, with volunteer befrienders and each-other. Maintaining friendships and remaining active are two key factors to improving wellbeing in later life. We therefore cannot advocate befriending enough! Not only do strong friendships develop bridging the gap between generations, but some older people said they felt worthless and didn’t want to live anymore until they were matched with a volunteer for much needed companionship and ‘time to talk’. For more information about our Brighton and Hove or Worthing service please contact: Tel: 01273 737710 or email info@timetotalkbefriending.org.uk

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Units 7 and 8 (buzzer 6), First Floor,
West Werks,41-43 Portland Road, Hove, BN3 5DQ 

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