Elder Tree Befriending

Elder Tree Befriending

About us

Elder Tree Befriending has developed a unique and innovative partnership with Plymouth City Council, Livewell Southwest and Primary Care and provides a cutting edge befriending service for vulnerable and socially isolated people over the age of 50. We aim to engage the vast majority of our beneficiaries in a social engagement activity close to where they live that generates peer support and new and lasting friendships. For those who are particularly vulnerable and housebound, our volunteers offer their time to deliver a 1:1 befriending service in people's homes. We support all older people, including those living with Dementia, Mild Cognitive Impairment and Long Term Conditions. 

 It is hugely important to us that we see our beneficiaries for who they are. We listen intently to what they want and treat them with the upmost respect. We do not see older people or their circumstances as a business opportunity and do not sell or endorse products or services. 

As a charity we exist to support older people to continue to live independently in their own homes and we make a significant contribution to community cohesion and development. We are actively involved with many Statutory and Voluntary Sector organisations and we offer a weekly program of social inclusion and light impact exercise in 50 separate locations across the city. We are innovative and creative in introducing exciting new initiatives and activities.

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