The Befriending Project will operate across East Lindsey, particularly on the east coast, which is an area of high
health inequalities and above average level of older people. We know that many older people live alone and
battle with loneliness and isolation due to issues such as reduced mobility or bereavement, with no friends or
family living nearby. The befriending project offers a range of support including face to face home visits,
telephone support, help to access social and digital friendship groups, and the setting up of new groups.