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The Hand of Friendship

Catholic Care is delighted to announce in partnership with Leeds Irish Health & Homes and the Ciaran Bingham Foundation, the launch of a new telephone support service for older people, The Hand of Friendship – a free and confidential chat line for lonely people over the age of 50.  This pilot has been funded by the National Lottery and the chat line enables trained people to provide:

  • a friendly listening ear for a chat
  • an offer of friendship
  • information to share on social groups in the locality


The line is open Monday to Friday from 8 pm to 10 pm.


Feeling lonely?  Call for a chat on 0800 0902253