Covid-19: Latest Updates

Befriending Service

City of Lincoln Council's befriending service is a telephone-based service, staffed by our employees, and is here to help those in isolation feel more socially connected during these difficult times.

Our service aims to provide friendly conversation to pre-identified vulnerable people that may be experiencing reduced social interactions during self-isolation, but also anyone who feels they would benefit from regular light-hearted chats can also refer themselves to the service.

At the height of the pandemic, staff from the City of Lincoln were regularly speaking to over 450 people on at least a weekly basis.

As restrictions continue to be eased in July, and our staff move back into their regular roles, those receiving calls will be asked if they still wish to receive support, if so they will receive information on services delivered by partner organisations across the City.

These options include:

What happens next?

  • Final calls will be made by City of Lincoln Council staff during the last week in July
  • Our partner organisations will continue to provide support from Monday 3rd August 2020.

If you have any further questions about our befriending service please contact Paul Carrick on 01522 510 157