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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.

The befriending phone line will work in conjunction with the newly established signposting service that has been created to aid support organisations deliver vital help to those most in need, and is part of a wider joint response from the City of Lincoln Council and our community partners to work together to deliver the most impact.

If you would like to refer yourself to the befriending service, you can contact the signposting team on 01522 873 461 or 01522 873 374.