The Tandridge Befriending Scheme provides friendship and companionship to lonely or isolated residents across the district.

The scheme, provided by Tandridge Voluntary Action, helps tackle loneliness by making long term friendships between volunteer befrienders and those in need of some company.

It’s a valuable service, particularly during periods of lockdown, when some residents, particularly those with disabilities, illness or low confidence and self-esteem might struggle to maintain regular contact with others.

For more information on how to volunteer or refer someone for the scheme, contact Lucy Darlow on 07796 307286, e-mail befriending@tva.org.uk or visit www.tva.org.uk/befriending.