Powys Befriending Service

Powys Befriending Service helps improve the independence of people over 50 by helping maintain social networks and remain in their own homes for as long as they are able.


Befriending volunteers are trained and police checked before visiting people in their own homes or in the community. 

Befrienders provide:

  • Companionship for isolated people
  • The chance to develop new relationships
  • Opportunities to participate in social activities

What are the benefits of befriending?

  • Increase in confidence
  • Engaging with the community
  • Increased activity
  • Improved mental health

Do you know someone who would benefit from this service?

Click here for our referral form and return to lesley.austen@pavo.org.uk


COVID-19 Telephone, Online & Postal Letter Befriending

During this pandemic period we have been inundated with volunteers to support telephone, online and letter writing befriending.    

Weekly contact could make the difference to help you overcome loneliness and isolation whilst having a good chat, and if you need help getting online or would like to improve your digital skills one of our volunteers can help.

If you would like to receive a weekly phone call, a letter in the post or join in an online meeting and are over 50 please call 01597 822191  or email PBS(at)pavo.org.uk 


Digital Befriending


Powys Talking Benches


August 2021


All of our current events for everyone to connect and get together can be viewed in our  events calendars below. 

Links to the individual events can be found in the different event descriptions.

We hope to see you there!

Calendar of Events September

Calendar of Events October

Painting with Jamila -  Tuesday 28th September 11.00-12.00

It's like joining an art class in your own home.

This month we'll be looking at painting techniques for painting brids. Join us on 

Tuesday 28th Sept / Dydd Mawrth 28 Medi        

 Register to join here

Yarn & Yatter - Thursday 7th October 11.00-12.00

Grab your knitting needles and join us online for our Yarn & Yatter group.

Join us and our knitting needles for a chatty, creative hour!

Thursday 7th October /Dydd Iau 14 Mis Hydref        

Register to join here  

Bring Your Own Lunch Club at Home Thursday 14th October 12.30-1.30

Make a sandwich or grab a coffee and join us for our monthly lunch time get together  on 

Thursday 14th October / Dydd Iau 14 Mis Hydref       

 Register to join here

Coffee & Chat - Wednesday 20th October 11.00-12.00

Put the kettle on, put your feet up and join us for a coffee and a chat from the

comfort of your own home. Our next virtual coffee morning is: 

Wednesday 20th October /Dydd Mercher 15 Hydref     

 Register to join here

Where to find us

Llandrindod Wells Office

Unit 30
Ddole Road Industrial Estate
Llandrindod Wells

01597 822 191

Newtown Office

Plas Dolerw
Milford Road
SY16 2EH

01686 626 220

Get in touch


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