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Check-in & Chat Befriending Service


We match a member of the community that may be isolated or lonely with a volunteer who calls each week for a ‘check-in and chat’. Hobbies and interests are matched and friendships are formed. The calls are made weekly over the telephone and last for 8 weeks.

If you would like to access this service, then please use the Check-in & Chat Help Request Form.

If you are interested in becoming a Check in & Chat Volunteer, then please visit our Volunteer Makers page which contains information on our volunteering opportunities.

Please note that Check-in & Chat volunteers will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS check (BS3 Community covers this cost).

For more information about the Check-in & Chat service, contact