The local charity - set up by local people - for local people


Helping Older People New Forest. Registered Charity No. 1152294. Company No. 8326735

Registered Office: 25 Kensington Park, Milford on Sea, Lymington. SO41 0WD

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Befriending - Comments from Clients

"When we first met, I had only been on my own a short while; my befriender had been on her own for many years and learning how she had coped with this was an incredible help to me. I cannot thank her enough"


"We have wonderful, lively conversations about the countryside, food, politics, family and so on, just like real friends and family do"


"Having a friend I can trust has meant so much to me, especially with my limited eyesight and hearing. I really look forward to the games we play each week, but I don't like it when she wins!"


"I was dubious at first, but I was matched with a chap who, like me, had spent over thirty years in senior corporate roles. It has been great fun sharing stories of all the characters we met and the worldwide travel that was part of our work. We have become great friends and I hope this continues for many years to come"


"I moved here to be near friends who have since died. Prior to having my befriender every day was the same - get up, stare at four walls, see nobody, go to bed, and repeat the day after. Seeing her has transformed my life and I cannot begin to express my thanks for everything you have done"