Promoting wellbeing and reducing social isolation for care home residents in Bedford

Friends for Life is the only charity providing a befriending service to lonely, socially isolated older people in Bedford’s care homes

Founded in 2007, we’ve grown from small beginnings to a charity with around 70 volunteers who support the care homes – and we know there are many more residents who need us.

We know how loneliness can affect wellbeing. Our volunteers offer friendship and company to care home residents who have few or no family or friends to visit.

We want to recruit more volunteers to become befrienders and, working in partnership, offer more group wellbeing activities to residents.

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Project Peace Lily

It was wonderful to see Bedford College students visiting local care home residents last week to present the lilies they have grown. Project Peace Lily has connected students to older residents over the last three months, allowing both generations to get to know each other better.

If you have any questions about our services, please do get in touch with us.

Friends For Life

Room1, 2nd Floor, CVS, 43 Bromham Road, Bedford, MK40 2AA


Phone: 07460 575410