Something special happens when you bring different generations together!

We are proud to have successfully collaborated with many schools and colleges over the years but our most recent partnerships include:

Brighton College and Time to Talk Befriending Life Stories Project:

Using the Bridging Ages model students are trained and equipped to become journalists. They are matched with a Time to Talk Befriending scheme member throughout the academic year. Scheme members are encouraged to share stories about their lives which are then published in a hard back book. Life Stories

Brighton College Befriending:

Providing opportunities for over 500 sixth form students over the past 3 years to positively connect and engage with older people. Training, support, and placements are provided by Time to Talk Befriending enabling generations who might not meet otherwise to come together. The outcome of these befriending connections, whether its paired visiting, telephone befriending, or in a group setting, prove to be ‘valuable’, ‘life-changing’ and helps older people to ‘feel young again’.

Great Oaks and Little Acorns:

Thanks to a very successful collaboration with Bee in the Woods Forest School pre-pandemic, we were providing amazing opportunities for our older members ‘Great Oaks’ and pre-schoolers ‘Little Acorn’s’ to connect together for fun, activities, and refreshments in the great outdoors. Post pandemic we hope this fruitful and enjoyable collaboration will resume.

Hove Park School

Whether it’s running a festive event on Christmas Day, hampers, attendance at school events, or responding to the pandemic by providing food donations and ‘thinking of you’ cards, our partnership with Hove Park School continues to be one we value here at Time to Talk Befriending.

Donate today

Contributions for the following amounts will help us to create a sense of belonging for our scheme members through:

Birthday cards

Newsletters and activity packs

Telephone groups

Chaplaincy calls and resources

Comforting befriending phone calls

A brilliant new befriending match!