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Buddy and Befriending

Here at Changing Lives Together we aim to help people across Cheshire who are over 50 and living with loneliness or isolation in one of the most effective and simple ways possible - Simply by giving them the opportunity to talk.

We've been doing this since 2018 and our beneficiaries come to us from a wide range of sources such as: GP Surgeries, Social prescribers, housing associations, councils, social workers and support workers. We carefully match them with a volunteer who they can enjoy a friendly, interesting chat with once a week. More recently we have been engaging with the local emergency services to identify those who need our service most.

Our friendly team are always here to discuss your needs


There is no single cause of loneliness, and no single solution but a simple connection to another person is one of the most important steps towards reducing social isolation and improving mental and physical health.

To refer yourself or someone else into the project, simply click the button below.
If you would like to become one of our amazing volunteers and can spare 30 minutes a week to make a call, please sign up below.
For Terms and Conditions click here

Meet the team

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Peter Marsden

Lead Coordinator
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Julie Birtwistle


Lee Moran

Wellbeing Assistant
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