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Telephone Friendship Groups

Our Telephone Friendship Groups support RAF veterans and their partners or widows(ers) to meet new people.

Telephone friendship groups

The calls connect up to six people at the same time each week for up to an hour with the aim of reducing social isolation and loneliness.

The calls are hosted by trained volunteers who are on hand to make sure they run smoothly, and we group people together with similar interests and experiences.

Join a group

Our groups are safe and confidential and we would never share your details without your permission. You will not be charged for call costs.

To find out more, or just have a chat about the service, please give us a call on 0300 222 5703 or email for more information.

*The Silverline helpline is open 24 hours a day, every day of the year on 0800 4 70 80 90.*

Some quotes from group members

"It's a nice group. We have become friends. It's enjoyable and quite satisfying to hear about what other people are doing. Yesterday we spoke about getting married and how it has changed over the years."
"It's lovely, I like it; I enjoy it. We have lovely little chats. I don't really get anyone visiting me at home. It's nice being in touch."
"I have joined every Monday evening since it started. Now I look forward to the phone ringing at 7pm. I live in a block of flats, and when you live by yourself you do get lonely."

Am I eligible for support?

View our eligibility checklist to see if you would qualify for help.