Loneliness is a common problem among older people.  Age Concern Forest of Dean has a befriending service managed by Barbara Bevan with a team of volunteers. The service works by assigning to each client a volunteer, who will visit  to provide friendly conversation, social contact and a check on wellbeing.

If you would like to become a volunteer, or are interested in receiving the service or require more information please email: or call 01594 827927 for more information.