Our Befriending Service provides emotional support to individuals who have become isolated owing to their hearing loss, or anyone who thinks their emotional wellbeing would be improved by the one-to-one support offered by the service.

Befriending works by supporting the individual in coming to terms with hearing loss and finding the confidence to venture out and socialise. Your aim might be as simple being able to go to the shops, or to travel on a bus and your befriender will support you in that activity. All befriending volunteers are trained and adhere to a strict set of ethical boundaries.