Abbots Friends – Companionship service

Abbots Friends is a free companion and friendship service helping people who suffer from loneliness and isolation.

Abbots Friends Companion Volunteer

Companion Care for the Elderly

Loneliness is a bigger problem than simply an emotional experience. Research shows that both loneliness and social isolation can contribute to serious health conditions such as anxiety and depression.

Many of our adult care Service Users live alone and find it difficult to access their local communities without additional support. Whilst our care teams do a fantastic job supporting our service users with their everyday life tasks such as washing and preparing food, restricted government funding means there isn’t time for them to provide additional social support.

Our mission is to tackle the growing plight of isolation and loneliness and to help improve the health, confidence and resilience of vulnerable people. 

At Abbots Care, we provide volunteers to offer a little extra practical support, social interaction and human companionship to our service users. We ensure our volunteers connect service users to their communities, bring them together and prevent the need for increased use of home care services. 

To find out more about becoming an Abbots Friends Companion Volunteer please click here.

If you know someone who could benefit from companion care, get in touch today to find out how we can help by emailing or calling 0330 094 5511.

To find out how we are continuing to ensure a safe service during the pandemic, visit our COVID-19 customer information page.


“The Care staff that are supporting my Mum through her care needs are extremely lovely and supportive. Our Mum has cancer and she is receiving the most excellent and caring support from all Staff. We would just like to say a huge thank you as we know that there is more difficult times ahead for us as a family. ”

Child of Service User, Buckinghamshire Branch

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