Befriending in Kensington & Chelsea

We have expanded our befriending service into Kensington & Chelsea. The service is funded by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) and is part of Octavia Foundation’s Ageing Better in Kensington and Chelsea project. 

This service is available to isolated and vulnerable adults aged 50+ or above. Individuals are matched with a volunteer befriender who visits once a week for a minimum of six months. A befriender can visit in the person's own home or provide the support needed to venture out.

In addition to the befriending service, RBKC are also funding regular information and guidance drop-in sessions on a range of topics including benefits, local resources and local groups and activities. These sessions also provide an opportunity for a chat and support.

Find out more 

For further information about the befriending service or to find out how to make a referral, please contact Raksha Gadhvi:

Tel: 0208 354 5532