Many of our beneficiaries will be individuals who have very little contact with local service providers or close family, are excluded because of age, illness or disabilities or living in isolation or in residential/nursing homes and lack access to appropriate cultural, social and language support.

We prioritize elders from disadvantaged /marginalized groups(such as minority ethnic groups) however our services are accessible to all sections of the community.  We embrace diversity and cater our services to meet individual needs.


Our services-


     (Coffee Mornings) -  There will be  coffee morning every  Tuesdays: 10.00 am- 11.30 am. This will give our beneficiaries an opportunity to meet with new people in the community, socialize and engage in activities.




We know that many older people may feel either lonely or isolated and the devastating effect this can have on health and well-being.


There are many reasons why someone may feel lonely or isolated, e.g.


  • having no close family or friends

  • losing contact with family or friends they live far away

  • bereavement

  • caring for a loved one

  • fear of crime

  • Discrimination/Inequality/Stigmatization

  • lack of transport

  • language or cultural barriers


Hand of Solace befriending service aims to provide companionship to older people attending day centres, residential/nursing homes, sheltered accommodation and in their own homes. The service will be provided by our trained Volunteers.


If you would like a befriender or know someone who could benefit from befriending, they will:-


  • reminisce about the past

  • help with reading, writing and form filling

  • provide a culturally sensitive service

  • support you to develop wider social networks

  • accompany you to appointments e.g. G.P, hospital, etc.

  • support you to engage in social activities

  • encourage you to use local services and facilities

 Note: Should you wish to access the service, please contact us using the contact details below  or the referral forms which you can find through this link - https://www.handofsolace.co.uk/get-involved