Call in Time: Telephone Befriending Service for the over-60s in Halton


Age UK Mid Mersey is taking referrals in the borough of Halton for the Call in Time service, a telephone befriending service for the over-60s. The service is staffed by trained volunteers and offers lonely older people a weekly chat.


Any person aged 60 years of age or over can be referred to the service if all the following criteria apply:

  • they are living alone or are a full-time carer for someone else
  • they feel lonely
  • they lack a local social support network
  • they have access to a landline and are comfortable having conversations on the phone

Please note that the service may not meet the needs of people:

  • diagnosed with major depression or anxiety, short term memory loss or dementia
  • with hearing impairment


Please click below to find out more…

Telephone Befriending