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Scouts  

We’re Scouts and everyone’s welcome here. All genders, races and backgrounds. We give 6-25 year olds the skills they need for life.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

The Civil Service Retirement Fellowship      020 8691 7411        befriending@csrf.org.uk

The Phone Buddy scheme provides a little bit of company and friendly social contact plus it helps to reduce feelings of loneliness and increases motivation and confidence.

Available in England, Scotland, Wales

Age UK      0800 678 1602  

A volunteer befriender phones an older person at an agreed time for a chat. Befrienders will have similar interests and provide friendly conversation on a regular basis. Helpline open daily 8am to 7pm.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

UK Mens Sheds Association  

Mens Sheds are community spaces for men to connect, converse and create. The activities are often similar to those of garden sheds, but for groups of men to enjoy together.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Spice UK  

Spice UK allows you to meet people on events, weekends and holidays that are all organised for you. Join spice to meet people, make friends, have fun.

Available in England, Scotland, Wales

Citysocializer  

Citysocializer is a super easy way of doing the things you enjoy and meeting new folk around you to hang out and make the most of your free time with.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Befriending Networks  

Provides directories to signpost befriending services through the UK. Use the directory to find a befriending network near you.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Independent Age      0800 319 6789  

Helping those of an older age maintain their independence by offering advice on a range of matters, a free helpline and regular home visits.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Meetup  

People use Meetup to meet new people, learn new things, find support, get out of their comfort zones, and pursue their passions, together.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Gemma Scopes  

Tips and inspiration to cure loneliness, build self worth, make new friends and spark up your social life.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Hey! Vina  

Swipe right to meet new friends and connect with people in your city.

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Together Friends  

A friendship site for women to connect, chat and make friends

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Mush  

Helping mums everywhere to instantly become part of their local mum community

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

General public on twitter  

People spending Christmas Day alone are finding company thanks to a Twitter campaign called #joinin.
Launched by comedian Sarah Millican several years ago, it encourages people to use the hashtag and link with one another so as not to feel lonely. Just tweet #joinin on xmas day to take part

Available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales