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High Peak Befriending Service


Our High Peak Befriending service is aimed at lonely and socially isolated older people who live in Buxton, Chapel and the surrounding areas.

Volunteers are recruited as befrienders who will then act as “a good neighbour” by visiting someone in their home and giving them some company, sharing an activity with them or doing small amounts of shopping or other small tasks that will help the person they are befriending.

Group Befriending Sessions

We are also offering group activities, initially based at our Buxton office. This is to encourage people who are lonely and isolated to join in with some activities with a small gathering of people.

This will include an Arts group and Games group. For more information about these groups and other groups that will be set up, or if you have an idea for a group session, please contact our Befriending Coordinator Emma by email at or by phone on 01298 23970.


Who Can Volunteer?

Anyone who is patient, friendly honest and reliable and who is happy to receive training and who is happy to give a little of their time to someone else. 

How do I Volunteer?

You can contact Rachael to find out more. Please call Rachael on 01298 23970 or by email


How Do I Refer?

You can self refer or be referred by someone else. 
Please contact or or call them on 01298 23970


 You can make a donation to the charity through Paypal.

Registered Co. 2918492
Charity N
o. 1067193

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Last Modified: 7 Aug 2018