Preventing older people losing their independence through social engagement and friendship

At Elder Tree Befriending we help older people lead full and independent lives and offer them opportunities that most thought had passed them by.

Our various social inclusion groups include games, quizzes, crafts, choirs, coffee groups, IT sessions and lunch/supper clubs. 

In addition, we run specific groups for people living with Dementia, Mild Cognitive Impairments and Long Term Conditions such as: sporting reminiscence, singing for memeory, themed thinking, and Football Friends. 

We promote and support our beneficiaries to continue to live independently and make and sustain friendships through activity groups.  Stimulating the minds of our beneficiaries and facilitating companionship is key.

Our 'One to One' Befriending service supports frail and socially isolated older people who are housebound in their home with a Volunteer Befriender.  We currently support over 100 individuals in this capacity.  There are other criteria that must be met for a 'One to One' befriending, which will be checked by our referral team during their assessment visit.