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Find a Befriender
Near You

From this page you will be able to identify which organisations operate in your area and what sort of support they provide.

You will find contact details and links to partners websites for further information.

Befriending Providers

Age UK Derby & Derbyshire

Area Covered: 

High Peak & Derbyshire Dales 

Type of Service: 

One to one; Telepone Befriending 

Type of Client: 

Adults 65+

Contact Number:

01433 620263

Email:

befriending@ageukdd.org.uk

Area Covered: 

High Peak & Derbyshire Dales 

Type of Service: 

One to one; Telepone Befriending 

Type of Client: 

Adults 65+

Contact Number:

01433 620263

Email:

befriending@ageukdd.org.uk

Amber Valley CVS (AVCVS)

Area Covered: 

Amber Valley

Type of Service: 

One to one

Type of Client: 

Older/Vulnerable Adults

Contact Number: 

01773 512076

Email:

claresalmons@avcvs.org

BrightLife

Area Covered:

Chesterfield, Bolsover, North East Derbyshire 

Type of Service:

Telephone Befriending

Type of Client:

Adults 55+

Contact Number:

01246 273333

Email:

enquiries@brightLife.charity 

Careline Calling

Area Covered:

Derbyshire Dales, East Staffordshire 

Type of Service:

Telephone Befriending

Type of Client:

Adults

Contact Number:

01335 210353

Email:

info@carelinecalling.org.uk

Connex Community Support Ashbourne

Area Covered:

Derbyshire Dales 

Type of Service:

One to one at home, 1:1 outside the home, Letter Befriending, Walking Buddies, Gardening Buddies, Video Befriending

Type of Client:

People impacted by long term health conditions

Contact Number:

01335 348600

01629 693 693

Email:

dales@connex.org.uk

Connex Community Support Buxton

Area Covered:

Buxton; Chapel-en-le-Frith and surrounding areas

Type of Service:

One to one; group social activities

Type of Client:

Older Adults

Contact Number:

01298 23970

Email:

admin@connex.org.uk 

Community Unity Project

Area Covered:

Creswell, Whitwell, Hodthorpe, Clowne, Barlborough

Type of Service:

Telephone Befriending

Type of Client:

Older adults; people with mental health issues

Contact Number:

07763146950

Email:

elainestreets@hotmail.co.uk

Derbyshire 50+ Forums

Area Covered:

Derbyshire Districts

Type of Service:

Campaign and lobbying on older people's issues 

Type of Client:

Adults 50+

Contact Number:

01629 532466

Email:

joellis.marples@derbyshire.gov.uk

Derbyshire Asbestos Support Team

Area Covered:

East Midlands including all of Derbyshire

Type of Service:

1:1 befriending, peer support groups for the bereaved, email 1:1, letter and telephone

Type of Client:

People bereaved through an asbestos related disease

Contact Number:

01246 380415

Email:

Joanna.reeve@asbestossupport.co.uk

Derbyshire Carers Association

Area Covered:

Derbyshire 

Type of Service:

Telephone befriending

Type of Client:

Carers over 18

Contact Number:

01773 833833

Email:

info@derbyshirecarers.co.uk

Derbyshire Gypsy Liaison Group

Area Covered:

Bolsover, Derbyshire Dales, North East Derbyshire and South Derbyshire

Type of Service:

Telephone befriending, outreach

Type of Client:

Gypsey & Traveller People

Contact Number:

01629 732744

Email:

info@dglg.org

Derventio Housing Trust

Area Covered:

Derby and Derbyshire

Type of Service:

Growing Lives Day Service (mentoring & peer support)

Type of Client:

Homelessness, mental health issues, substance misuse

Contact Number:

01332 292776

Email:

info@derventiohousing.com

Enrych Leicestershire & Derbyshire

Area Covered:

South Derbyshire 

Type of Service:

Home visits, Buddying

Type of Client:

Adults with a disability

Contact Number:

01530 832926

Email:

sonia.lear@enrych.org.uk

Erewash Voluntary Action

Area Covered:

Erewash

Type of Service:

1:1 befriending, buddying

Type of Client:

Adults

Contact Number:

01159 466740

Email:

volunteering@erewashcvs.org.uk 

First Steps ED

Area Covered:

Nationwide

Type of Service:

1:1 befriending via telephone, email and teams

Type of Client:

​People impacted by eating disorders

Contact Number:

01332 367571

Email:

info@firststepsed.co.uk 

Hathersage Careline

Area Covered:

Hathersage, Hope Valley

Type of Service:

Telephone befriending

Type of Client:

Elderly and vulnerable people

Contact Number:

07990 576549

Email:

John-holliday@sky.com

Hathersage Befrienders

Area Covered:

Hathersage

Type of Service:

1:1 Befriending

Type of Client:

All ages

Contact Number:

01433 627188

Email:

info@hathersagebefrienders.co.uk

CONTACT

Home Start High Peak

Area Covered:

High Peak  

Type of Service:

1:1 befriending

Type of Client:

​Parents/Families

Contact Number:

07971 957668

Email:

admin@homestarthighpeak.org.uk

Home Start Erewash

Area Covered:

Erewash

Type of Service:

Befriending support, mental wellbeing groups, connection cafes

Type of Client:

​Parents/families

Contact Number:

0115 9304640

Email:

office@home-starterewash.co.uk

Hope Careline

Area Covered:

North Derbyshire

Type of Service:

Telephone befriending

Type of Client:

Older people

Contact Number:

01433-620507/01433-621603

Email:

lesleyabentley@gmail.com

New Mills Volunteer Centre

Area Covered:

New Mills and surrounding area

Type of Service:

1:1 befriending; telephone befriending

Type of Client:

Adults

Contact Number:

01663 744196

Email:

fiona@nmvc.org

Rhubarb Farm

Area Covered:

Mansfield, Bassetlaw, Chesterfield and Bolsover Districts

Type of Service:

Volunteering to build confidence and skills

Type of Client:

Adults

Contact Number:

01623 741210

Email:

enquiries@rhubarbfarm.co.uk

Sight Support Derbyshire

Area Covered:

Derbyshire 

Type of Service:

Face to face and telephone befriending for the visually impaired.

Type of Client:

Adults aged 50 and over.

Contact Number:

Derby office: 01332 292262 

Chesterfield Office: 01246 551727

Email:

enquiries@sightsupportderbyshire.org.uk

South Derbyshire CVS Connect Befriending

Area Covered:

South Derbyshire 

Type of Service:

One to one; telephone befriending 

Type of Client:

All Adults

Contact Number:

01283 219761

Email:

connect@sdcvs.org.uk

St John the Baptist Church Dronfield

Area Covered:

Dronfield

Type of Service:

Social activities for all ages, Children's activities, Befriending

Type of Client:

All ages

Contact Number:

01246 412328

Email:

office@dwhparish.org.uk

The ARK (Church Gresley)

Area Covered:

South Derbyshire

Type of Service:

Social Activities

Type of Client:

Adults 50+

Contact Number:

07769 977187

Email:

mandyc99@hotmail.co.uk

The Bureau, Glossop

Area Covered:

Glossopdale; North Derbyshire

Type of Service:

1:1, Telephone befriending

Type of Client:

Adults

Contact Number:

01457 865722

Email:

info@the-bureau.org.uk 

The Volunteer Centre Chesterfield & North East Derbyshire

Area Covered:

Chesterfield & NE Derbyshire

Type of Service:

One to one

Type of Client:

Older Adults

Contact Number:

01246 276777

Email:

janet@chesterfieldvc.org.uk

Supporting Organisations

Alzheimer's Society

Area Covered: Derbyshire

Contact Number: 01332 208845 

Amber Valley CVS

Area Covered: Amber Valley

Contact Number: 01773 512076 

Bassetlaw CVS (Bolsover Together)

Area Covered: Bolsover

Contact Number: 01909 476118

Derbyshire Dales CVS

Area Covered: Derbyshire Dales

Contact Number: 01629 812154

Erewash Voluntary Action

Area Covered: Erewash

Contact Number: 0115 946 6740

High Peak CVS

Area Covered: High Peak

Contact Number: 01663 735350

Links

Area Covered: Chesterfield & North East Derbyshire

Contact Number: 07889 726846

South Derbyshire CVS

Area Covered: South Derbyshire

Contact Number: 01283 219761 

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