Keswick Two’s Company Befriending

Keswick Two’s Company Befriending is a befriending service aimed at adults who find themselves requiring some extra friendship and support, and this is provided through weekly home visits or telephone calls. We match volunteers with those who are referred to us and all volunteers are carefully selected, trained and vetted.

Through this service we hope to be able to reduce social isolation and loneliness in Keswick and the wider CA12 area.


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We accept referrals from statutory organisations such as social workers, social prescribers, GP’s and community health practitioners, charities, friends and family members or self-referrals.

Our service should be requested with the agreement of the person concerned. We regret that we may be unable to arrange visits where there are health conditions that impact significantly on a person’s ability to hold a conversation.

Our service is available to adults living within Keswick and CA12 area. For further details please contact us on 07832 858537 – we encourage referrals for all adults who are experiencing social isolation and/or loneliness.

To make a referral, please complete the referral form.

Get Involved

The role of a volunteer is to carry out a regular home visit or telephone call to an allocated ‘scheme member’ usually for one hour every one or two weeks. This contact is often a lifeline for those who are unable to leave their home very often, and who have little contact with others in the community.

The majority of our volunteers report that they have an extremely positive experience within their role and that they benefit from their experience as much as their allocated friend. We are keen to build on this mutual benefit and encourage all volunteers to look for opportunities to celebrate and honour the achievements and experiences of scheme members.

If you would like to apply to become a volunteer, please get in touch with us using the form below or phone our coordinator.

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07832 858537 – we encourage referrals for all adults who are experiencing social isolation and/or loneliness

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