Call companions

We’re working with Re-engage to offer older people with Parkinson’s, and the people who care for them, a telephone befriending service.

Living with Parkinson’s, or caring for someone who does, can feel isolating. But you’re not alone.

A regular chat with someone who really listens

This service is completely free, and you can refer yourself or someone you care for. Once signed up, you’ll be matched with a friendly volunteer who has similar interests to you. They’ll call you every 1 or 2 weeks, depending on your preference, for a casual chat about anything you like. 

All volunteers are fully trained and will be familiar with Parkinson's, but you don't have to talk about the condition during your calls. 

To use the service, you must be:

  • a person with Parkinson’s, or a carer of someone with the condition
  • over the age of 60
  • confident using a telephone.